The preseason is over and every team now has their roster trimmed down to 53 players. During the final roster cuts, the Eagles made a few surprising moves. They released (not traded away) slot specialist cornerback Joselio Hanson. The Eagles also kept nine of their players from the 2011 draft (the other two, Greg Lloyd and Stanley Havili, are on the practice squad) while also keeping one undrafted rookie, punter Chas Henry.
The Eagles were looking for a new punt returner in order to keep DeSean Jackson healthier and fresher throughout the season, but they cut their three potential punt return men, Sinorice Moss, Johnnie Lee Higgins and Chad Hall.
There were a few other surprises to make team, like 33-year-old Juqua Parker, who is taking a pay cut in order to stay with the team, and Colt Anderson, who made the team as mainly a special teamer.
There were five players that stood out as players that should have made the team. All five players put together a great preseason, but on a roster as loaded as the Eagles, nothing is a sure thing.