It was refreshing to see that the Eagles had cut ties with some of the players who weren’t working out. It’s easy to say goodbye to guys like Joselio Hanson (again), who can’t play the outside; Antonio Dixon, who isn’t fitting Howard Mudd’s plan; and Mike Kafka, who was never even a flash in the pan.
For the most part, the Eagles made the right decisions to trim their roster down to 53 men before the start of the regular season. However, Andy Reid and company made a few puzzling choices that could end up hurting them in the long run.
The team still has a few of the same key weak points it had prior to the start of the preseason. Granted, some of the players that were cut weren’t going to be game-changers, but the Eagles lost some depth that they could have used.
To be specific, both the safety position and line backing core are still major areas of concern that the Birds didn’t exactly do anything to help with their final wave of cuts, especially when you consider the fact that Jaiquawn Jarrett and Casey Matthews are still on the team.