Aug 28, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Matt Barkley (2) hands off to Philadelphia Eagles running back Matthew Tucker (39) during the first quarter against the New York Jets at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles Cut Matthew Tucker, Roster 53

Philadelphia Eagles cut Matthew Tucker among others and brought their roster to the required number of players to 53. They also cut place kicker Alex Henery but this was not a surprise. He had a dismal preseason including a missed 31 yard chip-shot against the Pittsburgh Steelers two weeks ago. The missed opportunity did not make a difference in the game but it made a difference to his career.

Rookie place kicker Cody Parkey from the Auburn Tigers put on a fantastic show against the New York Jets this past Thursday. As a rookie, he made a 53 yard field goal. Which is longer than veteran Henery’s career longest. Sending him packing was a no-brainer.

However, in a surprise move the Eagles cut Matthew Tucker. The preseason leading rushing scorer in the NFL (four) was shown the door. It is unlikely he will be unemployed for long. Leaving behind an injured Chris Polk as the number three running back for the Eagles. Tucker shone like a new penny during the preseason. He showed a lot of promise as a pass protector as well.

Here is the Philadelphia Eagles roster going into the season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars in eight days.

Philadelphia Eagles Offense

QB: Nick Foles, Mark Sanchez, Matt Barkley

WR: Jeremy Maclin, Riley Cooper, Jordan Matthews, Josh Huff, Jeff Maehl, Brad Smith,

TE: Brent Celek, Zach Ertz, James Casey, Trey Burton

RB: LeSean McCoy, Darren Sproles, Chris Polk,

LT: Jason Peters, Andrew Gardner

LG: Evan Mathis, Matt Tobin

C: Jason Kelce, David Molk

RG: Todd Herremans, Dennis Kelly

RT: Allen Barbre,

 

Philadelphia Eagles Defense

ILB: DeMeco Ryans, Mychal Kendricks, Casey Matthews, Najee Goode

OLB: Marcus Smith II, Trent Cole, Connor Barwin, Brandon Graham, Bryan Braman,

CB: Bradley Fletcher, Cary Williams, Nolan Carroll II, Brandon Boykin, Jaylen Watkins,

DE: Fletcher Cox, Brandon Bair, Cedric Thornton, Vinny Curry, Taylor Hart

S: Nate Allen, Malcolm Jenkins, Earl Wolff, Chris Maragos,

NT: Bennie Logan, Beau Allen

 

Philadelphia Eagles Special Teams

P: Donnie Jones

K: Cody Parkey

H: Donnie Jones, Mark Sanchez

PR: Darren Sproles, Jeff Maehl, Jordan Matthews,

KOR: Nolan Carroll II, Josh Huff, Darren Sproles,

LS: Jon Dorenbos, Brent Celek

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