The Eagles cut down the roster to 80 players by releasing 9 players today. DT LaJuan Ramsey, CB Tanard Davis, DE Xzavie Jackson, WR Terrell Golden, LB Gary Butler, QB Casey Hansen, DE A.J. Schable, and LB Markell Staffieri.
Ramsey is the only interesting cut of the bunch. He had shown so much promise in the preseason, but that never translated to the regular season when he got a chance to play. The highlight of his short career with the Eagles is an interception from former Packers QB Brett Favre.
Taking Ramsey’s place on the team will be Kimo von Oelhoffen. Kimo was a late signing last year, and did a decent job as a rotational DT. The 15-year veteran will now fill out a pretty talented group of DTs with Brodrick Bunkley, Mike Patterson, rookie Trevor Laws, and Dan Klecko.
This is a solid move that will be overlooked nationally, but adding valuable depth to your roster are the types of moves that can allows teams to go far despite injuries.
Two More Rookies Sign:
The Eagles have signed two more draft picks as well today. Sixth round pick OG Mike Gibson, and 7th round pick DE/LB Andy Studebaker. That means there are four down, and six more to go. Hopefully there won’t be any hold outs this year.
Topics: A.J. Schable, Andy Studebaker, Brett Favre, Brodrick Bunkley, Casey Hansen, Gary Butler, Green Bay Packers, Kimo Von Oelhoffen, Markell Staffieri, Mike Patterson, Philadelphia Eagles, Tanard Davis, Terrell Golden, Trevor Laws, Xzavie Jackson