Eagles roster moves: Philly makes some surprising cuts to finalise 53-man roster

Philadelphia Eagles safety K’Von Wallace (42) celebrates after the Arizona Cardinals missed a field goal attempt during the second half an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

The Philadelphia Eagles have announced a flurry of roster moves in order to get the team down to the regular-season limit of 53. After a preseason that carried plenty of intrigue, Howie Roseman was left with some pretty tough decisions.

Players released (Veterans who have played 4+ seasons)

OT Brett Toth

OT Dennis Kelly

OT Josh Andrews

C Cameron Tom

TE Dan Arnold

WR Greg Ward

LB Nicholas Morrow

ATLANTA, GA – NOVEMBER 20: Chicago Bears linebacker Nicholas Morrow (53) bobbles what would have been an interception during the Sunday afternoon NFL game between the Chicago Bears and the Atlanta Falcons on November 20, 2022 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire)


Nicholas Morrow being released is surprising, especially when seeing that projected special teamer Ben VanSumeren was also waived. The Eagles went into the offseason light at linebacker and while Zach Cunningham does provide some stability, depth is still an issue.

Dennis Kelly not making the team is interesting. He was brought in as a veteran presence on the offensive line but clearly hasn’t shown enough to unseat the likes of Jack Driscoll.

Saying goodbye to Greg Ward is tricky. He’s become a mainstay of the roster in recent years. Hopefully, he lands on the practice squad.

Players waived by the Eagles

QB Ian Book

RB Trey Sermon (Injury)

RB Kennedy Brooks

OG Josh Sills

OL Julian Good-Jones

OL Tyrese Robinson

TE Tyree Jackson

TE Brady Russell

WR Deon Cain

WR Joseph Ngata

WR Johnny King

WR Jaden Haselwood

WR Freddie Swain

DE Janarius Robinson

DE Tarron Jackson

DT Marvin Wilson

DT Robert Cooper

DT Caleb Sanders

DT Olive Sagapolu

LB Quinton Bell

LB Ben VanSumeren

LB Kyron Johnson

LB Tyreek Maddox-Williams

CB Mekhi Garner

CB Josiah Scott

S Tristan McCollum

S K’Von Wallace

P Arryn Siposs

PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 20: Philadelphia Eagles safety K’Von Wallace (42) downs the ball on the one yard line during the game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Philadelphia Eagles on September 20, 2020 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)


Whew, a lot to take in here.

Firstly, the CB position is interesting. With Josiah Scott AND Garner cut, the Eagles are likely going to be without a backup nickel to Avonte Maddox due to the injury sustained by Zech McPhearson. We could see James Bradberry move inside and a combo of rookies Kelee Ringo and Eli Ricks (who made the roster!!) play on the boundary.

ARRYN SIPOSS IS GONE. Who replaces him? Not a clue. But the era is over.

K’Von Wallace not making the roster is a big surprise. The former fourth-round pick appeared to have finally turned the corner this offseason, but it doesn’t look like he did quite enough. Instead, Justin Evans and his special teams upside will take that spot.

TE Tyree Jackson loses his roster battle with Grant Calcaterra despite a stellar offseason. The Eagles clearly believe in the second-year player. This sucks for Jackson, who seems to thrive in the Summer months. There is a chance he makes the practice squad, but it’s a shame.

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