When the Philadelphia Eagles began their Tuesday on August 17th, they did so in the same manner that every other NFL team began theirs. They knew that there were personnel decisions that needed to be made.
Philadelphia knew that they had to trim their roster from the allowable 90 men that they began training camp with (minus a few additions and subtractions here and there) to the league-mandated 85-prospect version. When we arrived at about three hours or so after lunchtime on the East Coast, Philly had made some of the toughest decisions that they’ve had to make all Summer.
Philadelphia Eagles player movement tracker (beginning August 17th)
So, here’s where we are. The Philadelphia Eagles waived the injured Kerryon Johnson, one of their running backs (one quite a few fans of this team was hoping would excel and make the roster). They’ve also made the decision to move on from center Luke Juriga and offensive tackle Casey Tucker, for now anyway.
At the close of business on August 17th, Philly’s active training camp roster stood at 84 men. Rookie offensive lineman Landon Dickerson remains on the team’s Active/Non-Football Injury list. Safety Rodney McLeod remains on the PUP (Physically Unable to Perform List). Obviously, they’ll have spots on the active 53-man regular-season roster when they’re ready to go. There’s also an international exemption for defensive end Matt Leo.
As far as the guys that are actually practicing and battling for roster spots, Juriga’s removal means the Birds have Harry Crider, Ross Pierschbacher, and Jason Kelce on the active roster at the center position. One can assume that Kelce guy is safe.
Waiving Kerryon Johnson means that the Philadelphia Eagles have six running backs: Kenneth Gainwell, Elijah Holyfield, Jordan Howard, Jason Huntley, Miles Sanders, and Boston Scott, and waiving offensive tackle Casey Tucker means that Philly has six offensive tackles: Le’Raven Clark, Andre Dillard, Lane Johnson, Jordan Mailata, Brett Toth, and guard/tackle hybrid Jack Driscoll.
August 22nd: Eagles announce the signing of tight end Cary Angeline after fellow tight end Jason Croom was placed on injured reserve. Also, Zach Berman of The Athletic reports that Philly also waived wide receiver Jhamon Ausbon and defensive back Lavert Hill on Sunday.
August 23rd: In addition to the players mentioned in Berman’s report on Sunday, the Eagles also announced their decision to waive wide receiver Hakeem Butler, and center Harry Crider on the following Monday.
August 29th: Eagles announce that they had waived five prospects: TE Cary Angeline, DE JaQuan Bailey, RB Elijah Holyfield, WR Marken Michel, and LB Rashad Smith.
August 31st: According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Eagles released both running back Jason Huntley and cornerback Craig James. Pelissero also reports that James may return as a member of the practice squad if he clears waivers.
The Philadelphia Eagles have also reportedly waived Raequan Williams, John Hightower, and Travis Fulgham, and they’ve traded Matt Pryor and a seventh-round pick in 2022 to Indianapolis in exchange for the Colts’ 2022 sixth-round pick. Former Eagles quarterback Nick Mullens will join the Cleveland Browns practice squad.
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September 7th: Philadelphia announces the addition of CB Mac McCain from Denver’s practice squad to the Eagles’ active roster.
September 9th: Eagles announce the signing of linebacker Christian Elliss to the practice squad and the release of center Ross Pierschbacher from the practice squad.