Monday, August 31, 2009

Eagles cut Chris Patrick; 4 more cuts coming Tuesday

It's cutting season in the NFL, with teams needing to get from their 80-man camp rosters all the way down to the final 53-man roster by Saturday. The Eagles started their cuts off with offensive lineman Chris Patrick, who wasn't expected to make the team. Patrick, who was on the team for a brief period last season, was a victim of an extremely deep offensive line group. He was no better than a 3rd stringer with the Eagles, but he could catch on as a backup for another team with less depth. The Eagles could also look to stash Patrick on the practice squad, although there are likely more deserving practice squad players yet to be cut.

The Eagles must make four more cuts before 4 p.m. Tuesday, but don't expect any surprises. There are still plenty of guys with basically no shot of making the team, like OL Dallas Reynolds, S Brandon Harrison, LB Curtis Gatewood, S Reshard Langford and another handful of players who you barely heard mention of this preseason. The real intrigue happens when the team has to cut down to 53 on Saturday, there have been some great battles for the final roster spots. Click here for my projection for the Eagles 53 man roster.

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