Eagles trim roster to 80 prospects, make decisions on five players

Tyree Jackson #80, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Tyree Jackson #80, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

Slightly ahead of the 4:30 p.m. EST deadline, the Philadelphia Eagles woke everyone up from a Tuesday afternoon slumber. Decisions have been made on five more players to reduce the size of their preseason roster to the league-mandated 80-man maximum.

The preseason journey has ended for three players. Offensive tackle Jarrid Williams, running back DeAndre Torrey, and cornerback Josh Blackwell have all been waived. Tight end Tyree Jackson and tackle/guard hybrid Brett Toth have been added to the PUP (physically unable to perform list).

One preseason game remains before Philadelphia and the other 31 teams will be asked to trim their roster from 80 prospects to 53 on August 30th. Once that’s behind us, each franchise can begin piecing a practice squad together one day later beginning at 12 p.m. EST.

Here are a few thoughts on every Eagles player mentioned during the latest roster adjustment.

The picture at cornerback is slowly coming into focus as there are now ten cornerbacks remaining (and one player labeled as a defensive back, Ugo Amadi.

Josh Blackwell

The chances of Blackwell earning a job were minimal. An undrafted rookie free agent out of the Duke Blue Devils program, this young man never snagged an interception at the collegiate level, and with so many people ahead of him, it was going to be near-impossible to earn a job unless a rash of injuries occurred. We wish him well.

Jarrid Williams

A late signing, one added on August 7th to be exact, Williams was seen as an extra body at camp while Andre Dillard and Jordan Mailata dealt with concussions. That, seemingly with this latest update, has proven t be true.

DeAndre Torrey

Here’s another late addition that the Eagles acquired this summer, an August 11th signing, it’s believed Torrey was added to provide another body at tailback with a couple of players dealing with preseason injuries. He’s gotten no work during the preseason.

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One more notable nugget: Placing both Brett Toth and  Tyree Jackson on the PUP means, with the decreased time that players have to spend there, means they’re out until Week 5 of the coming regular season. Bookmark our official preseason transactions tracker for future updates. That will be updated as more news is announced.