On Friday and Saturday, the Philadelphia Eagles released 19 players to get the team's roster down to the official 53 before the start of the season.
Eagles release 19: LB Acho, OL Andrews, RB Barner (waived/injured), CB Carmichael, OL Graf, K Henery, WR D. Johnson, S K. Johnson, RB Josey— Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) August 30, 2014
Releases cont'd: LB Kaddu, DT Keliikipi, QB Kinne, CB Marsh, WR Momah, WR Murphy, WR Pratt, S Reynolds, DT Square, RB Tucker— Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) August 30, 2014
The official count for the team, as it stands right now, includes three quarterbacks, three running backs, six receivers, four tight ends, nine offensive linemen, seven defensive linemen, nine linebackers, five cornerbacks, four safeties and three special teamers.
No cut was shocking, a la Jeremiah Trotter in 2007, but a number of the moves made by general manager Howie Roseman and head coach Chip Kelly were somewhat surprising.
The following five slides will highlight the most surprising players who either were or were not cut.