We’ve seen some of the unique methods Chip Kelly will use to attack NFL defenses throughout the season, now we know exactly what he has for an arsenal.
The Eagles cut down to the maximum 53 players before the 4 p.m. deadline on Saturday, and the subsequent 24-hour claiming period has ended. GM Howie Roseman says the back end of the roster will be “fluid,” but as far as Week 1 is concerned, this could be it.
Very often, cutdown day provides our first clear view into how a coaching staff truly felt about a lot of the so-called bubble players who were on the roster. Like any team around the league, the Eagles had difficult decisions to make as to who would survive, and like always, some players receive good news—and some do not.
At its core, it’s a period of highs and lows, or snubs and surprises, as players either hang on for at least one more week, or their futures pull them in another direction. Here’s a rundown of some of the big names that left town, and some of the surprises who are suddenly in the market for real estate.