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Eagles finish their cuts to get initial 53-man roster

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The Eagles have trimmed their 80-man roster down to 53 players by today's 4 p.m. deadline. 

The Eagles placed Andre Dillard on IR and Brandon Brooks on Reserve/PUP. Alshon Jeffery was added to the active roster. 

Here are all their cuts: 

TE Noah Togiai

The undrafted rookie seemed to be in the lead for the third tight end job but the Eagles kept just two. 

OT Prince Tega Wanogho

The 6th-round pick from Auburn didn't make the cut as the Eagles decided to keep just eight offensive linemen on their initial roster. 

CB Sidney Jones 

The Eagles drafted Jones in the 2nd round (No. 43) back in 2017 and hoped they were getting a 1st-round talent. That just didn't work out. Jones never lived up to his potential and his three-year career with the Eagles was full of injuries. 

CB Rasul Douglas 

Douglas was a 3rd-round pick (No. 99) back in 2017. He didn't become a star but at least he was a decent backup for the Eagles in his three seasons. Douglas played in 46 games and started 18 for the Eagles. 

DE Joe Ostman 

The hard-working defensive end came back from a torn ACL, had a good training camp and still didn't make the roster. He did everything he could to make the team but was one of the final cuts. 

DE Shareef Miller 

Miller was the last pick in the 4th round last season. He basically had a redshirt year in 2019, playing just two snaps. He didn't do much to impress coaches this summer. He was outplayed by Joe Ostman and Casey Toohill. 

 

OG Sua Opeta 

The undrafted guard out of Weber State started last year on the Eagles' practice squad but was bumped up during the year to prevent him from getting poached. The Eagles hope to get him back on the practice squad this year, per source. 

DT Raequon Williams 

The undrafted rookie from Michigan State had a good training camp, flashing at times. He was one of the Eagles' highest-paid UDFA and will probably have a good shot at getting on the practice squad. 

DT Anthony Rush 

Rush (6-5, 350) is a giant run-stuffing defensive tackle who played in nine games for the Eagles in 2019. The Eagles signed Rush as a UDFA out of UAB last season. They let him go but then brought him back from the Raiders during the season and played him quite a bit last year. The Eagles would probably like to get Rush to their practice squad if he isn't claimed. 

DB Michael Jacquet

The 6-1, 203-pound Jacquet is a UDFA from Louisiana-Lafayette who earned high praise from Doug Pederson during training camp. The Eagles want to get him to the practice squad, per source. 

TE Caleb Wilson

The last pick in the 2019 draft, Wilson came to the Eagles earlier this summer. He's actually the son of former DL coach Chris Wilson. 

DE Matt Leo

Leo wasn't technically on the 80-man roster. He has an international exemption, but the Eagles still had to expose him to waivers. If he clears waivers, he'll be an extra member of the practice squad. 

DT T.Y. McGill 

The Eagles brought McGill back late in training camp. It's not surprising that they released him but the 27-year-old does have NFL experience. There's a chance he could end up back with the Eagles if there are other injuries on the D-line. 

CB Trevor Williams 

Williams has some significant NFL experience but never really got a chance in Philly. Without OTAs, Williams was even cut and brought back during training camp. It wasn't a surprise he was released. 

WR Deontay Burnett

Burnett had a tremendous training camp but that still didn’t help him make the roster. The Eagles would like to get him on their practice squad if he clears waivers, according to a source. Burnett joined the team last December and had a 41-yard catch in the preseason finale.

RB Elijah Holyfield

Holyfield also joined the team late last year and seemed to have a pretty good camp. He had an advantage in the competition for the fourth running back spots but it looks like the Eagles are keeping just three.

 

RB Adrian Killins

The speedy UDFA from UCF had a good camp and the coaches seemed to like him. He seems to be a good candidate to get to the practice squad if he’s available.

WR Marcus Green

After spending last season on the practice squad, perhaps that’s in Green’s future again. He was cut and brought back during training camp.

WR Manasseh Bailey

The UDFA from Morgan State had a great catch to close out the scrimmage and training camp at the Linc on Sunday, but he was never really in contention for a roster spot.

C Luke Juriga

Juriga, from Western Michigan, got more money than anyone from the Eagles’ undrafted class. He’s likely going to be a practice squad member.

DB Grayland Arnold

Arnold was another high-priced UDFA from Baylor. He had a good training camp and was talked up by the Eagles often. His release might give a guy like Marcus Epps or Rudy Ford a shot.

WR Travis Fulgham

Added late in training camp, Fulgham is 6-2, 215 and made some impressive catches.

OG Julian Good-Jones

Good-Jones is an undrafted rookie from Memphis.

DB Elijah Riley

Another UDFA, Riley made some big plays during training camp. The Army product might have a shot to stick around on the practice squad.

TE Tyrone Swoopes

Swoopes has some NFL experience with the Seahawks but he was a late arrival in camp. It’s worth noting that Noah Togiai is still on the team for now. He might make the roster.

RB Michael Warren

The tough-running UDFA from Cincinnati never really got to show off his running style with the Eagles this summer. He was hurt by the loss of preseason games.