If you listened to the Sunday Night Football broadcast on NBC you probably heard Chris Collinsworth say that this is the hardest time of the year for NFL coaches. He wasn’t referring to injuries or the preseason schedule; he was talking about roster cuts.
By 4:00 PM eastern time yesterday each NFL had to cut their rosters from 90 players down to 75. Over the weekend the Philadelphia Eagles got a head start by announcing 14 players were released. Here is a complete list of the guys who have been cut, per Bleeding Green Nation:
Tight end Blake Annen
Offensive lineman Michael Bamiro
Offensive guard Karim Barton (claimed by Cleveland Browns)
Offensive guard Donald Hawkins (also claimed by Cleveland Browns)
Wide receiver Kadron Boone
Wide receiver B.J. Cunningham
Offensive lineman Donald Hawkins
Tight end Emil Igwenagu (claimed by Detroit Lions)
Inside linebacker Jake Knott
Defensive end Joe Kruger (claimed by San Diego Chargers)
Defensive end Alejandro Villanueva
Defensive end Frank Mays
Defensive back Davon Morgan
Safety Daytawion Lowe
Kicker Carey Spear
Yesterday the Eagles also waived offensive lineman Julian Vandervelde with an injury settlement.
I’m surprised that nobody has picked up B.J. Cunningham as of yet, but there’s still time before the regular season kicks off. The Eagles now have until Saturday afternoon to trim the roster to 53 players.