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Eagles Begin Trimming Roster, Cut Veterans

At 4 p.m. Tuesday, the number of players NFL teams can carry on their rosters drops from 90 to 75. The Eagles have already made 12 cuts, including S Kenny Phillips and ILB Jamar Chaney.

The Eagles currently have 76 players on the roster, so they will be forced to make one additional cut on Tuesday. The players they have already released are TE Derek Carrier, ILB Jamar Chaney, WR Nick Miller, DT Eddie McClam, S Kenny Phillips, OT Nic Purcell, DE Isaac Remington, TE Will Shaw, DT Daryell Walker, LS James Winchester, P Brad Wing, and CB Eddie Whitley.

Of the dozen, only Chaney, Phillips, Wing, and Whitley stood realistic chances of making the final 53. The Eagles must not consider Chaney to be a good fit in their new 3-4 system, because he still is a relatively young and talented backup linebacker with starting experience. Phillips hasn’t looked like his usual self and it does not appear that he will be able to fully recover from his knee woes. Wing was unable to unseat Donnie Jones for the punter job, mostly because Jones has been brilliant in preseason action while Wing is still trying to iron out some inconsistency in his game. Eddie Whitley was one of the team’s most impressive backup corners, but his leg injury will keep him from proving he belongs on the final roster.

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