• September 28, 2022

Eagles Cut Roster Down To 53

The following players were cut today by the Birds: OL Reggie Wells, RB Eldra Buckley, WR Sinorice Moss, WR Chad Hall, DE Daniel Te’o-Nesheim, LB Greg Lloyd, OL Fenuki Tupou, S Jamar Adams, WR Johnnie Lee Higgins, S Marlin Jackson, OL Mike McGlynn, TE Donald Lee, DT Anthony Hargrove, DT Derrick Landri, OT Austin Howard, CB Joselio Hanson. OT Ryan Harris waived/injured.

I was surprised that the Eagles decided to release last year’s third round pick defensive end Daniel Te’o Nesheim. I never thought he was much of a player, but I thought the Birds would stay with him longer because they drafted him.

Ryan Harris was waived with an injury settlement.

Eagles wanted to trade nickel back Joselio Hanson, but they were unable to and therefore they had to release him.

Wide receivers Chad Hall and Sinorice Moss were both released which could mean that veteran Steve Smith will be ready to play in game one against the St. Louis Rams.

The Birds have released defensive tackles Derrick Landri and Anthony Hargrove. Offensive tackle Austin Howard has been let go. He’s huge and not Howard Mudd’s type of offensive lineman.

To no one’s surprise, center/guard Mike McGlynn was let go by the Birds.

Marlin Jackson was let go. He has endured quite a few injuries since he has been with the football team.

Veteran tight end Donald Lee was let go. He had played for years in Green Bay and knew the offense quite well.

Running back Eldra Buckley was let go and we all know that he’s a very good special teams player. Johnnie Lee Higgins didn’t do much as a punt and kick returner. Greg Lloyd didn’t seem to have the speed that the other Eagles linebackers have on the roster.

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runtheball09
runtheball09
September 3, 2011 6:53 pm

I want to listen to all you retards defend this team some more. We might as well not even attended the 2010 draft.

EricT
EricT
September 3, 2011 7:05 pm

It’s not a question of defending the team. All that matters in the end is where they finish, not where they start.

We knew Joselio was a goner one way or the other. I expected them to keep Landri or Hargrove and go heavy on the DL.

As for the OL, There is a new mold these players have to fit and these guys didn’t. Austin Howard just isn’t that good. McGlynn will play somewhere even if it’s in a backup role.

schiller
schiller
September 3, 2011 7:06 pm

Well, I’ll oblige run.

First of all, why are you worrying about a past draft now and not the current roster/season that starts in a week? That’s odd.

That draft? Well lets see, we got two quality safeties out of it, one who (yes) has been injured which certainly has slowed his start in the league. But Allen played well for the first half of his rookie season and you HAVE TO look at context – the team f-d up big time with putting quality around him at CB. That was the worst CB roster in the Reid era, and to usher a rookie starting safety in at that time does not paint him in a flattering light…. So to write off those two is silly.

Graham came in and had an injury – you can’t blame the team or draft for that. He didn’t look great beforehand, ok, but Segrest sucked and it’s an entirely new system – and Washburn said he loved Graham in that draft. If you think you can close the book on Graham now you’re a fool because it’s a fact that it’s foolish to judge a player after less than half a season in the NFL.

Lindley – still rising talent on the team.

Cooper – same

Harbor – progressing TE

Kafka – looks like a decent 3rd QB prospect to groom. Can’t say he was a bust yet considering we needed depth/talent to groom, not a starter.

And let’s see – OH YEAH, our two brightest LB prospects in a long time. Cheney and Clayton.

So, run, I ask you, mr negative, what is your problem with the 2010 draft? You’re sour because our top 2 picks got injured and the 3rd rounder didn’t work out? Ha, seriously? you have your panties in a bunch over that?

You do remember we have a ridiculous collection of talent and proven skill on the offense and we added two very good RBs to that? And Jenkins/Babin/Hunt/new system on DL looks great right now? And the secondary? The improvements at corner? You’re seriously ignoring all that and thinking about the 2010 draft right now?

runtheball09
runtheball09
September 3, 2011 7:10 pm

Oh really? I knew it would take all of 10 seconds before the first person runs to their aid. I swear to God the only people that talk on here are eagles plants. Who put you up to this? Philadelphia Eagles PR team?

Everything from the 2010 draft we could have gotten the equivalent through free agency. I see 0 pro bowlers. Please keep defending this team so the actual fans that log on here can laugh at the blind love. This team should be held accountable for pissing away the opportunity to draft potential stud players and blowing our draft picks.

runtheball09
runtheball09
September 3, 2011 7:13 pm

I’m done with this post, talk amongst your paid selves. You probably all work for Jeff Lurie anyway. Have fun deep throating each other.

schiller
schiller
September 3, 2011 7:24 pm

run, you see an Eagles logo and you think “me against the front office”. Most others, myself think, a football team.

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
September 3, 2011 7:36 pm

Schill if you had to grade the first 3 rounds of last year’s draft….What would be the grade?

Right now..I would say a bonafide E.

anderson silva
anderson silva
September 3, 2011 7:38 pm

It is simply no longer fun or interesting to come to this site. The news is old, the comments section is nothing but ignorant bigots and uneducated haters. It is not possible to have a discussion, exchange ideas and root for the home team. Garry, I hope you made boatloads of cash here, because it sucks now.

vricchini
vricchini
September 3, 2011 7:42 pm

LOL Run… I feel your frustration all the way thru the computer. Now my thoughts.

How in the bloody hell of all hells did this team not cut juqua parker? Hargrove and Landri are better now at this point than Laws is now. Laws never showed ANY promise of being a elite DT these guys played with heart every snap. Shame on you front office… I wont come down too hard on them because like schiller said above when you look at it as a whole the good out weighs the bad by 1,000,000,00 times. Some of these kids that got cut will make a team and very soon much like danny admendola did with the rams.

vricchini
vricchini
September 3, 2011 7:46 pm

anderson silva – I think this is the most entertaining eagles website as far as commenting is concerned because you have a mix of fans. I do not like the name calling idiots, morons etc. But I respect all opinions. DDcar is funny, paulmans comments are hilarious birdo is well…. Birdo and you are the intelligent one lol so it all works out.

schiller
schiller
September 3, 2011 7:50 pm

songs, which year, 2010? I’d give it an incomplete because we don’t know what we’re still going to get out of those players – with 13 players drafted, and 9 still on the active roster, 2 with significant injuries so far, a few expected to have increased roles and development this year, it is just too early to intelligently evaluate it.

Now knowing you, you’ll say that’s defending the front office, even though I didn’t say it was a good draft. I said incomplete. You’ll say – but we didn’t get instant top tier production. And I say that’s foolish because that’s not what the NFL draft does in real life.

But considering 9 out of 13, and how much I personally like Cheney, Clayton, Coleman, Allen and the upside of B Graham, and Kafka…. I’d give it a solid B.

Monolith
Monolith
September 3, 2011 7:53 pm

Fellas get real, their are way more Eagle fans that look for the positive first and recognize the weakeneses second, way more us. I don’t like calling guys haters for expressing their thoughts so i won’t do it. “Run” has a right to his views. but here is my point about those types of perculiar eagle fan:

I was in a sports bar with my Eagle crew, surrounding us was fans from tons of teams but big groups of Cowgirls, deadskins and midgets. Well we were beating the pants of the Jaguars, an this Eagle fan was whining and complaining about Rid playcalling, and how players were sucking.

We had to tell the guy to shut the hell up he was driving us crazy and was blowing our fun high. The other team fans were like, typical Eagle fan, even though their were a ton of us cool Eagle fans right there.

Now when the bears drove the length of the field in less than a minute and won, we were all pissed spitting blood, and every other team fan respected us for our rigthous anger.

Uh, see where I am going with this so in closing love em, hate em either way I say ….. get ready……LONG LIVE THE EAGLES.

Monolith
Monolith
September 3, 2011 8:00 pm

P.S. To the all you guys on this sight…. You look Marvelous!!!, best fans in the NFL even when you are hating you are better than most others. Lets see how filled the stadiums would be in old Pittsburg if they had no Superbowls, yeah just what I thought. Here is to you boys, Haters, lovers, and those we haven’t even come up with a word for yet.

You still make me pinch the brifge of my nose at times, but that is what family does right! yea.

Rocko
Rocko
September 3, 2011 8:03 pm

WELL 18-0 TIME BOYZ, I’M ALL IN!!!! WHO HOOOOOOO THIS IS OUR YEAR! YES LONG LIVE THE EAGLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

paulman
paulman
September 3, 2011 8:05 pm

Hopefully this 53Man ROster works out ( I am sure there will be an add-on or 2 within a few days)

3 areas of Concern

DT position looks a little thin and counting on M PAtterson is high Risk low reward in my opinion for I don’t believe he’s agodo fit for this scheme to beign with and compound that with his medical condition.. and the 4th DT T Laws has been consistent in his 1st 3 years in the NFL though he did show sdome improvements last year, but can he practice and stay on the field to be abvle to contribute (I think either Hargrove and or Landri should have made the cut)

TE postion is back to where it was last year which was not very psroductive in my opinion, HArbor needs to stpe up big time this year and Celek needs to rebound from what was a poor season last year (forget about the excuses of staying in to block or the broken bone in his hand,) the bottom line is that the Eagles need to take advantage of attacking oppoiing teams middle of the field since D-Jax/Maclin demand so much double coverage and the Eagles need increased production from this position, no excuses.. I thought Donald Lee was a perfect fir for this Offense and could be a real weapon in the Red-Zone

Punt/Kickoff Return should be given full-time to DIon Lewis and maybe let d-Jax handle some punts on occasion in critical situations or towards the end the half/game comeback situation

The OL still looks a little thin and of course the LB Corps is very young but we knew that all Summer Camp..

Monolith
Monolith
September 3, 2011 8:14 pm

Good points Paul, i liked Landri also. I think Celek will be okay this season, Vick knows the deal, in the begining of the season DJax is going to be a decoy alot and we are going show the league that their plans are all wrong for stop us and Vick when we break out with a massive dose of short passes to Celek, McCoy and lewis.

Factor in the fact that though we may not increase our amount of runs much (We will run a little more not much), the runs we will do will be productive and will demoralize the defenses that we face.

I guess what I am trying to say is “We are definitly not in Kansas anymore”, when the Eagle wave hits you follow the bubbles so you know which way is up, becasue we all are going to be confused in a good way.

paulman
paulman
September 3, 2011 8:18 pm

FOrgot to mention.. Did DT Cedrick Thornton make the 53Man Roster.. I didn’t see his name on the released list.. He has some potential but thought more of a Practice Squad player for this year

schiller
schiller
September 3, 2011 8:21 pm

monolith – on djax being a decoy – I assume you mean because he/they don’t want to risk injury before the contract is worked out. Well heck, I don’t see why they cant do a deal in the next week. Then he’s just normal djax (or presumably, happier/more secure djax).

daggolden
daggolden
September 3, 2011 8:41 pm

QB – (3) Mike Kafka, Michael Vick and Vince Young

RB/FB – (4) Ronnie Brown, Dion Lewis, LeSean McCoy and Owen Schmitt

WR – (5) Jason Avant, Riley Cooper, DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin and Steve Smith

TE – (2) Brent Celek and Clay Harbor

OL – (9) King Dunlap, Todd Herremans, Jamaal Jackson, Winston Justice, Jason Kelce, Evan Mathis, Jason Peters, Julian Vandervelde and Danny Watkins

DE – (5) Jason Babin, Trent Cole, Phillip Hunt, Juqua Parker and Darryl Tapp

DT – (5) Antonio Dixon, Cullen Jenkins, Trevor Laws, Mike Patterson and Cedric Thornton

LB – (6) Jamar Chaney, Keenan Clayton, Moise Fokou, Akeem Jordan, Casey Matthews and Brian Rolle

CB – (6) Nnamdi Asomugha, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Brandon Hughes, Trevard Lindley, Curtis Marsh and Asante Samuel

S – (5) Colt Anderson, Nate Allen, Kurt Coleman, Jaiquawn Jarrett and Jarrad Page

ST – (3) Jon Dorenbos, Alex Henery and Chas Henry

paulman
paulman
September 3, 2011 8:43 pm

5 Safeties (Colt Anderson) & 5 DT (Cedrick Thronton) were surprises to me..
ONly 5 WR and 2 TE was also a surprise ..

paulman
paulman
September 3, 2011 8:48 pm

and going with only 9 OL (with WJ readiness in question) so that really leaves 8 to start the Season and 3 being Rookies and Mathis in his 1st year with the Eagles.. Was surprised that R Wells didn’t make it (At least until WJ is 100%)

paulman
paulman
September 3, 2011 8:51 pm

27 Defensive Players , 23 Offensive Players and 3 Special Teams..
(11 Players in the Secondary is a little questionable since there are 3 Pro-Bowl Caliber CB’s, and the fact that most teams will attempt to run the ball and stay away from challenging the CB’s)

wmonell
wmonell
September 3, 2011 9:07 pm

I wanted to keep Landri over Laws.
Thornton is on the roster.
I’m a little baffled by keeping 11 DBs, I want to keep Asante and think we will, it just catches my attention that we kept 6 CBs. Not to jump on the paulman train, but Asante for Briggs? Probably not. Anyways…

Whether you are in favor of what the franchise is doing, or poking at the minor holes and ignoring the strengths, you have no idea what is about to hit you!

This team will be rolling out the gate with 2 dome victories. STL is a work in progress and ATL doesn’t have the defense and I’ll bet on us in every dome game we play with this squad.
Continue our win streak against the Giants who are decimated with injuries at home, and taking care of business vs the 49ers at home to go 4-0.
Back to back road games against the Bills and what I think is the worst team in the NFL the Redskins, and we are 6-0 heading into our bye week.

Coming off our bye week, we have 3 straight home games, starting with Dallas. Andy Reid/bye week…need I say more?
Then we host the Bears who have more issues than bright spots, and then rude hospitality for the Cardinals and the return of Kevin Kolb. 9-0.

We plat at the Giants, which most likely will be a slug fest, but their defense is not even close to being what it used to be, and Eli tosses the ball to the opposition. 10-0

Toughest game of the season, it’s a home game against the Patriots. To be honest I usually like what they do every year, but I think they half-assed this offseason and are depending on too many unproven/young players for success. At least we added Pro Bowlers, so this could go either way, and since you think I’m bullshitting and being a homer I’ll make this an L for your sake. 10-1.

At Seattle, at Miami, host the Jets. All wins, the Jets will be coming back down to earth from their overachieving and could possibly finish 8-8. They don’t have anything offensively to make a defense worry, and the defense is good but not great, and are a top scoring team. Victory to 13-1.

We finish at Dallas and host Washington, who knows if these games will even matter. If they count, and there is a race for the top 2 seeds and a bye week by this point, I’ll go with a split because I respect what Dallas has offensively. Their offensive line is ugly but you guys would complain if I only gave us one loss, but keep in mind their defense is not good and Rob Ryan is not what Jerry Jones thinks he will be. Hate on Wade Phillips, but he is a good defensive coordinator, just not a good head coach.

If the Redskins game matters at all, it’s a win.
If the Redskins game holds no meaning, it’s a win.
Our backups are better than their starters and we’ll still edge them out because they are arguably one of the worst teams in the league (like I said I think they are the worst).

14-2 with home field advantage, awaiting some unlucky wildcard winning opponent.
Then we will most likely go head to head with the Packers or the Saints, whoever survives…

Bring on the winner of the Chargers/Steelers AFC Championship game and Andy Reid gets that gorilla off of his back.
Every Eagles fan cheers for joy like a kid at Christmas and the franchise, Reid, Vick, offensive line, defense, linebackers, all get their due respect and bring us the Lombardi that we have been longing for.

Strap up!!

Iggles
Iggles
September 3, 2011 9:30 pm

Think they kept 5 DT’s and 5 DE’s so if one goes down, a regular rotation stays intact… perhaps one of each and couple DB’s probably won’t dress for games plus others. Will be interesting who ends up on PS.

paulman
paulman
September 3, 2011 9:51 pm

A couple of items Wmonell
The Eagles are a good Road team and playing in a Dome should enhance their overall Team Speed which is off the charts when playing on fast surffaces..
If the OL can give Vick some time and the EAgles have a more balanced approach and protect the ball and limit stupid penalties. they could get off a fast start. On paper, they should be at least 4-2 after the 1st 6 games

The Bills and Redskins as the worst team, i would have to disagree with you big time.. The 49ers are by far the worst team and have no leadership in QB A Smith, have young talented players concerned with their own contract situations that winning a game (F Gore) and a real primma donna in WR M Crabtree that no one likes on the Teamm HArbaugh needs to blow this team up and build it from scratch, too many overpaid, talented players who are playing for themselves… The Bengals are the other worst team in the NFL for lots of reasons (From GM M Brown down to the players and coaches)

BRedskins I think will be one of the most improved teams in the NFC/NFl and have a pretty favorable schedule out of the gate Home games versus the struggling Giants & Cardinals, then games at Dallas & St Louis, then host the Eagles, then travel to Carolina,Buffalo, home vs 49ers and then at Miami.. Out of the first 9 games– 5 to 6 are very winnable and RB T Hightower will have a monster seasons running for 1200-1400 yards .. (I uggest him as a fantasy player and he scores TD’s too.. )

Butch007
Butch007
September 3, 2011 9:59 pm

Well…it’s not the worse, in fact a lot of these cuts I expected with the veteran direction the team decided to go into. However, Donald Lee is better than Brent Celek, my guess is he’ll be in KC lighting it up before too long, it was only Jermichael Finley that kept him from getting playing time in GB. Outside of the team not using TEs much I don’t see how Lee getting cut helps the team.

jbird
jbird
September 3, 2011 9:59 pm

Well I hate it. As usual I was very disappointed. Juqua Parker ia a total waste of money. He has been hurt all pre-season. So we kept a $4.3M cap hit that is 33 years old and out of shape. D Jack has made it clear he won’t put his best foot forward without the money. Parker is a huge mistake. The ripple effects will be SO not worth a bum like Parker. I can’t believe they kept him. And I guess Andy usurped Washburnm on Laws. Andy had to lay down the law on that one. Wash is way too good a coach to keep that bum over Landri and Hargrove. But Andy stepped in and said “look we just don’t cut first or second round picks ever under any circumstances. It makes us look like we were wrong and we can’t have that.” The only two things that pleased me were cutting Hanson and keeping Colt Anderson. And they will probably cut Colt to bring back another injured player in Brandon Graham. I am also extremely agravated they cut Donald Lee. Clay Harbors are a dime a dozen. Lee played way better in preseason because he’s a better player. In an all in year guys like Lee are the kind of veterans you need rather than a career backup TE like Clay Harbor. What a Stupid move. Stupid, stupid move. Lee is the best blocker of the three. If Harbor had anything we would have seen it by now. Hargrive can play DE and DT by the way and has a ring. Laws will be hurt most of the year and Parker will just be average as ever. Parker must have had Suge Knight hang Banner out the window for that deal. How did a junk player like Parker ever get that money??

paulman
paulman
September 3, 2011 10:00 pm

Picking my brain on the logic of keeping Rookie DT C Thornton over Veterans Hargrove & Landri.. Remember Thorton wwa ssigned as undrafted Free-Agent and probably signed the standard 4 year contract .. I believe Laws and Dixon’s Contracts may be up next Season so the Eagles are proabably wanting to get a young player in to learn the system and be groomed with their sights for next season while playing some Special Teams and maybe getting some action to spell the Regular Rotating 4
Also, I beleive this will be Samuel’s final Season in Philly and again, keeping a young player like Hughes along with recent Draft Picks Lindley and Marsh only confirms that one of these players will be the 3rd CB for future years as the Starter’s will be Asmo/DCR.. I think Lindley becomes that SLot Cover/Nickle back and has the size,quickness to play in-between the #’s but does not have that deep, flat out spped you need to play the outside . I look at Lindley as a bigger,younger and more physical version of J Hanson..
Also DCR will be a free-agent at the end of this season also and there is no guarantee that he stays in Philly..

Butch007
Butch007
September 3, 2011 10:02 pm

Would have liked to have seen them keep Hunt.

paulman
paulman
September 3, 2011 10:07 pm

To Jbirf,
J Parker broke into the NFL playing under Washburn years ago so he knows his system even though he didn’t play much this Pre-Season (Which will actually be a benefit for him.. Say what you want about his production tailing off towards the end of seasons, (the entire Defense has the last 3-4 Seasons.. and I mean everyone from T Cole, B Dawkins, S Brown and many others over the last few years) but JP is a one of Coach AR favorite players and is also very well liked and respected in the Locker room so in the end, that had to mean something for the Eagles to keep him.. WHen I saw both Hargrove’s & Landri’s name on the released list earlier today. then that told me the Parker was making the team…

paulman
paulman
September 3, 2011 10:08 pm

EAgles did keep P Hunt.. He made the 53 Man Roster Butch..

xtian999
xtian999
September 3, 2011 10:16 pm

Butch, Hunt did make the roster. It was initially reported that he got cut but it apparently came down to Teo-Nesheim and Hunt and Hunt clearly won the job. I too was surprised to see both Landri and Hargrove released. Thornton was a bit of a surprise but he did play well from what I saw in the preseason. Runtheball, I do not draw a paycheck from the Eagles and I am mostly positive about what they’ve built this season. Yes there are some Eagles fans that do not work for them and refrain from spending all of their time bashing the Eagles incessantly. The NFL is entertainment. We as Eagles fans are unapologetic in our demand for the team and Andy Reid to deliver a Championship. But to not acknowledge how great it is to have a team that has a chance every year is mind boggling to me. Case in point: Every now and then, I wonder how bad it must suck to be a Bengals fan.

jbird
jbird
September 3, 2011 10:20 pm

Paulman…are you ok with keeping a chronically hurt player like Laws? And do you see what they LOVE about Harbor? Lee was better in every way. I don’t see how you cut your best blocking TE (who just started in the SB) in favor of a career back up.

DixieFan
DixieFan
September 3, 2011 10:20 pm

Paulman didn’t see 5 WRs, 2 TEs, 5 Safeties? Really? And he thinks he understands this team? Even my kids figured that they only NEED these 5 WRs – Colt is our ST ace and Jarrett isn’t ready to play now but you can’t cut him. 3 TEs would be nice, but when would Lee play? The OL is thin, but none of the guys they cut are right for Mudd’s system. If Harris was healthy, he would have made the team. Would have been nice to keep more of the DTs, but Thornton is young, andl the 5th DT will probably never dress. I might have kept one of the vets, but I certainly understand. As for Runtheball, I think he is totally clueless! (by any measure the 2010 draft was pretty good). Show me another team with so many late round picks playing in the NFL today (and on a winning team). Doesn’t he understand that because of all the young (cheaper) players, we had the cap room to add so many quality FAs? Fans like Runtheball ball will only be happy for rooting for teams like Washington, buffalo or Oakland.

Rocko
Rocko
September 3, 2011 10:22 pm

Steve Wyche is an idiot who never speaks his mind; his comments are based on what other analysts like Wilcots think. They never have the balls to speak their minds about teams like our eagles. They’re always “in the middle” with their comments when it comes to the eagles – like they believe we have a chance, which I myself do; they would be better off speaking their minds instead of being “yes sir boss” puppets. If they hate us then say it, and keep on giving the packers lip and tongue service.

jbird
jbird
September 3, 2011 10:27 pm

Dixie..you make some good points, but my point is Lee is a better player than Harbor. I must be blind becaue I see absolutely nothing special about Harbor. Celek is in the middle of the pack when ranking TEs across the league. Maybe top 15 and if Harbor was so talented he would be challenging a guy of Clek’s caliber by now. He’s not playing behind Tony Gonzalez. Why don’t I see what they see?

jbird
jbird
September 3, 2011 11:05 pm

Oh and on another note, I just read NFC East blog. The Giants had nothing at TE. Can’t wait until Donald Lee kills us this year! Way to go Andy!! Clay Harbor better GD well show me something this year!!

schiller
schiller
September 3, 2011 11:18 pm

dixie – good stuff.

wmonell
wmonell
September 3, 2011 11:30 pm

Keep in mind, someone will be released when Brandon Graham returns from the PUP list (if they return to healthy form). I sure hope Phillip Hunt is not the odd man out. Hopefully it’s Thornton, but if they like him enough as a prospect more than the services of Parker then Juqua is on the outs.

paulman
paulman
September 3, 2011 11:34 pm

The Eagles have never carried 5 Safeties in recent memory, always heavy along the OL/DL/CB’s ..
I would have kept Donald Lee and tried to run the ball more and use more double TE sets early in the Season to help control the close more and help with the protection of an almost brand new OL.. This is because as Coach/GM, I am “All-In” to win now, this Season.. C Harbor is nothing special as Jbird alluded to earlier, in fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if Harbor isn’t even in the NFL in 2 years time.. and I would have kept either HArgrove over keeping J Parker…
Even GM H Roseman stated on the EAgles.COm interview with Spadaro that the team wanted a mix of Veteran/Younger players at each position to allow the younger players to be groomed for future production.. This doresn’t sound like an “All-In” action to me… In the final analysis the EAgles have a very good roster and should be able to compete for the NFC East Crown and a deep playoff run and possibly a SUper Bowl.. It will depend on how quickly this OL gels together and also depends if th LB and SAfeties can mature together and rather quickly.. They are a little thin along the OL with only 9 players (1 of which is WJ who hasn’t taken a snap since last years playoff loss to the Packers, so he won’t be in any kind of real football shape for the next month or so) so they are really down to 8 healthy players and hopefuly don’t incur any injuries..

paulman
paulman
September 3, 2011 11:40 pm

They can keep Graham on PUP list until week #5 I believe, then he either gets activated or moved to the IR list for remainder of season, now if he’s healthy and good to go , he can be activated anytime but from most reports I’ve heard, he is still quite a ways out and the EAgles will be careful with him and not take a chance of activating him if he is not 100 healthy.. In an ideal world, the EAgles would love to see both Tapp/Hunt.PArker all play well as rotational players behind COle and BAbin, and if that’s the case, the will shelve Graham to the 2012 Season and basically replace J PArker next Season.. but if tapp/Hunt or PArekr get injured or just are not playing well and Graham is close to being healthy, then you may see a move to activate and have for the last half of the season.. We’ll have to say how he is healtyh wise and I would hate to see them rush him back and especially when the appera pretty deep at the DE position as of now..

wmonell
wmonell
September 3, 2011 11:45 pm

true that.

DDCar
DDCar
September 4, 2011 4:58 am

Parker & Laws must have some undesirable photos, of Reid & some farm animals. Because in no way, should they have beaten out Landri & Hargrove. Especially with the health ??? to Patterson & Dixon. BTW, as of right now, the 2010 draft has been almost a nonfactor or full of depth players & backups. If anyone has the gall to say otherwise, is totally a delusional, mindless, spineless, senseless, sackless, stepford, & should never be allowed to mingle with society, ever again!!!
As soon as they find their way out of Reids colon, that is.

DDCar
DDCar
September 4, 2011 5:10 am

Parker & Justice took pay cuts, so not to get cut. BTW, where is the contract restructuring, that some wanna be reporter on here said, that Samuel was in the process of doing!? It’s been a month now, & i’m still waiting for that to come to fruition. So much for your sources, heh, brother/ friend? LOL! XD
9W-7L. No SB again!! GO BIRDS!!

schiller
schiller
September 4, 2011 5:53 am

DD, parker makes plays every year – not for the full year, so they need to rotate him, perhaps use him differently – enter a new proven DL coach who likes to rotate more than we’ve seen and a few bonuses on the Dline! You got ‘ish’ with sacks and tackles? That’s not something I’m against, I’m for it.

Laws, i FEEL the same way as you, but I think it’s possible that this is a case of the coaches taking the big picture, practices, meetings, their more experience seeing and talking to these guys, verses what a few plays the fans saw in the preseason suggest.

DD, who has been the best linebacker from last season and into this preseason? Hmmm? What year was he drafted and by whom? And who is Mike Vick’s favorite passing toy of both this and last year’s preseason – ha Cooper who I still think has potential to improve and stay Vick’s favoritte receiver to throw to (i’m not talking numbers here guys, I think you know what I’m speaking of – VIck loves to use the big target).

schiller
schiller
September 4, 2011 6:02 am

Paul, from everything I’ve read, Meriwhether has been mostly a disappointment for the Pats, and many believe he should not have been a probowler. I’m thinking Ed Reed and Bob sanders or Troy palamalou injuries some years….

But given what we now about his character, stomping on opponents during a brawl, the shooting incident, the fact Belicheat didn’t start him until his replacement was bad last year…yeah, gotta agree there paul

schiller
schiller
September 4, 2011 6:18 am

ha, check this out — a selection of fan posts under the b m (love the initials) profootballtalk article:

“Anyone remember when this team was loaded with good players thanks to Parcells?

Long, long time ago. Have to wonder how long until Kraft cleans house.” —– funny because it’s like Eagles fans remarking about Buddy Ryan, but b bilicheat won superbowls.

“Welcome to the era of Patrick Chung and Josh Barrett/Sergio Brown.

I know Meriweather sucks but don’t you need guys with game experience to play.”

“My last image of him will be last year playoffs when Braylon Edwards carried him and McCourty into the end zone. Very overrated and dirty player.””

“The guy sucks and this is coming from a Patriots fan. He doesn’t listen to the coaches. Takes horrible angles, doesn’t wrap up guys well and would rather make a “huge hit” then get to the receiver before he catches the ball.

Made Pro-Bowls on name recognition for his stupid hits only.””

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
September 4, 2011 6:35 am

You know why Eagles are Safety heavy right now? Because we never replaced Dawk.

So now we’re on it’s musical chairs….They also don’t want to admittheir top 2nd pick last year is a damn bum.

Case and point…Nate Allen played a few quarters in the last preseason game and did nothing special.

Teams don’t play their top players in the last preseason game.

We should have cut Nate Allen, Trevor Laws and Clay Harbor, and kept Landri, and Lee.

How would it have looked for the front office if 3 players which were high prospects was cut a all at once?
Pride comes before a fall.

The players that were cut clearly showed they are better than what we kept.

Why if not pride?

nev856
nev856
September 4, 2011 7:16 am

21 new players sounds very high,

schiller
schiller
September 4, 2011 8:47 am

Songs, of course they haven’t replaced dawk. You think a player like that is replaceable? Name me some safties that have come into the league post dawkins’s departure who are as good as he was. And then tell me how a team that doesn’t get top draft picks because we dont suck, would get a dawk replacement?