Eagles make 4 roster moves as cutdown process continues

PHILADELPHIA, PA – DECEMBER 22: Philadelphia Eagles helmet sits on a cart during the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagle on December 22, 2019, at Lincoln Financial Filed in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)

Ahead of their trip down the I-95, the Philadelphia Eagles made a quartet of roster moves as the cutdown process begins.

There are no real surprises among the names cut, but it’s worth noting that Jhamon Ausbon was signed as a UDFA following this year’s NFL Draft. He was competing in a crowded WR room but was surprisingly quiet this Summer.

Hakeem Butler was a WR-to-TE convert who actually transitioned back to his old position this offseason but was unable to make enough noise in camp.

Lavert Hill joined the team’s practice squad last year and despite a few head-turning moments, was always going to be facing an uphill battle to make the roster.

Harry Crider’s departure is kind of notable as it leaves zero true centers behind Jason Kelce. The Eagles seemed intent to run Nate Herbig and Sua Opeta at the position last week in a trend that looks to continue when the Eagles clash with the Jets on Friday night.

The Eagles have to open up one more roster spot before 4PM tomorrow, bringing their roster down to 80 before next Tuesday’s deadline by which they must trim it down to the final 53. You can view our latest roster projection here.

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