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August 31, 2021

Eagles 53-man cut-down tracker

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The Philadelphia Eagles, and the rest of the NFL for that matter, will have to trim their rosters to 53 players by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, and cuts have already begun around the league. Here we'll keep track of each of the Eagles cuts as they trickle in.

We'll also update our Eagles depth chart (as we see it) as players are waived or released. Most recent moves at the top:

3:05 p.m., Tuesday: The Eagles are releasing S Andrew Adams, per John Clark. Safety will likely be a high priority for the Eagles n the waiver wire.

2:54 p.m., Tuesday: Rookie DT Marlon Tuipulotu made the team, according to Andrew DiCecco. That's a major surprise, in my opinion, as Tuipulotu got pushed around in the preseason games, and did not have a good camp. He did have an injury earlier in the summer, so maybe the Eagles are attributing his poor play to that? Nevertheless, odd decision.

2:50 p.m., Tuesday: The Eagles are waiving WR John Hightower, per John Clark. Hightower had an outstanding 2020 camp as a rookie, followed by a disappointing regular season. In 2021 camp, Hightower wasn't bad, but he didn't do enough to definitively stamp his ticket to the 53-man roster. He does possess speed, so the Eagles will no doubt want him back on the practice squad if they're able to keep him.

2:10 p.m., Tuesday: Big one! The Eagles have waived WR Travis Fulgham, per Mike Garafolo. Fulgham entered camp as a player competing for a starting job at wide receiver, but after a bad camp and a quiet preseason, he meritoriously did not make the initial 53. Fulgham led the Eagles in 2020 with 539 receiving yards, and was one of the rare bright spots that season, for five weeks, anyway. 

1:24 p.m., Tuesday: The Eagles traded Matt Pryor and a 2022 seventh-round pick to the Colts for a 2022 sixth-round pick. More on that here

9:02 a.m., Tuesday: The Eagles released Raequan Williams, per Mike Kaye. Williams is a roster-worthy-ish player, who appeared in six games last season. He's a guy who could be an in-season callup at some point, assuming nobody claims him on waivers and he signs with the Eagles' practice squad.

7:38 a.m., Tuesday: The Eagles are waiving RB Jason Huntley, per Tom Pelissero. The Eagles claimed Huntley off of waivers last year, but he didn't contribute much during the regular season. In training camp this year, Huntley flashed, particularly early in camp, showing that he has intriguing speed. There's perhaps an argument to be made that Huntley is the best kick returner on the team, and the Eagles would no doubt be interested in bring him back to the practice squad.

6:48 a.m., Tuesday: The Eagles will release Craig James, per Tom Pelissero. James was perhaps the Eagles' best special teams player heading into the season last year, but he could only stay healthy for four games, and he missed a chunk of camp this summer. There should be no fear of some other team claiming him on waivers.

10:03 p.m., Monday: The Eagles will cut DE Matt Leo, per Mike Kaye. He'll be back on the practice squad and won't count toward the Eagles' 16 practice squad spots.

8:55 p.m., Monday: The Eagles are waiving WR Andre Patton, per Matt Lombardo. Patton was added to the roster after training camp was already underway, and he actually had a decent camp, sort of in the same way Travis Fulgham showed something during 2020 camp after being a late addition to the roster. I like his chances for the practice squad.

8:12 p.m., Monday: The Eagles are waiving OL Ross Pierschbacher, a backup interior offensive lineman who was always sort of a longshot to make the roster. 

7:57 p.m., Monday: The Eagles are waiving CB Michael Jacquet, per Dave Zangaro. Jacquet had a nice strip-and-score at the end of the Jets preseason game that also ironically cost them the win. Throughout that game, he also gave up a bunch of receptions, which was a theme throughout camp. Jacquet has good size, and is worth further development, but his release isn't a surprise in any way.

2:12 p.m., Monday: The Eagles activated S Rodney McLeod and OL Landon Dickerson from the PUP list. More on that here.

10:45 a.m., Sunday: The Eagles announced that they have waived TE Cary Angeline, DE JaQuan Bailey, RB Elijah Holyfield, WR Marken Michel, and LB Rashad Smith

They were all obvious cuts. Of those players, the most likely to land back on the practice squad is probably Bailey.

MORE: Eagles activate S Rodney McLeod and OL Landon Dickerson from PUP list | What they're saying: Eagles don't have a single player in ESPN's 'NFL Rank' Top 100 | Eagles reportedly 'taking calls' on offensive line, linebacker depth

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