With the preseason one game from completion, coaches are preparing their players for a chance to earn a better role on the team for the regular season. For fringe players, their task is simple: sink or swim. For second-stringers, the task is to earn playing time in sub packages and rotations.
The day after they beat the Green Bay Packers 39-16, the Eagles cut thirteen players, some of whom we pegged to make the final roster.
#Eagles released 12 players this morning.
CB Marc Anthony
S Brandon Bishop
C Mike Coccia
T Kevin Graf… http://t.co/V26AEYiCvH
— Eagles Nation (7-9) (@PHLEaglesNation) August 30, 2015
Without further adieu, here is an updated—and likely—prediction of the final 53-man roster.
Quarterback(3): Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow
Running Back(4): DeMarco Murray, Ryan Matthews, Darren Sproles, Kenjon Barner
Wide Receiver(5): Riley Cooper, Josh Huff, Jordan Matthews, Nelson Agholor, Miles Austin
Tight End(3): Brent Celek, Zach Ertz, Trey Burton
Offensive Line(10): Jason Peters, Allen Barbre, Jason Kelce, John Moffitt, Lane Johnson, Matt Tobin, Andrew Gardner, David Molk, Julian Vandervelde, Dennis Kelly
Defensive Line(6): Fletcher Cox, Bennie Logan, Cedric Thornton, Vinny Curry, Taylor Hart, Beau Allen
Outside Linebacker(5): Connor Barwin, Brandon Graham, Marcus Smith, Bryan Braman
Inside Linebacker(5): Kiko Alonso, DaMeco Ryans, Mychal Kendricks, Jordan Hicks, Brad Jones
Cornerback(5): Byron Maxwell, Nolan Carroll, Eric Rowe, Jalen Watkins, E.J. Biggers
Safety(5): Malcolm Jenkins, Walter Thurmond, Chris Maragos, Ed Reynolds, Chris Prosinski
Special Teams(3): Jon Dorenbos(LS), Cody Parkey(K), Donnie Jones(P)