Safety Kenny Phillips and linebacker Jamar Chaney were the most prominent Eagles among 12 released Sunday.
The roster is at 76, and the Eagles need to get to 75 by 4 p.m. Tuesday. They could place linebacker Phillip Hunt, who recently suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament, on injured reserve if they want to avoid waiving another player before Thursday night's preseason finale against the New York Jets.
Phillips, acquired as a free agent this offseason, was not expected to make the club. The veteran safety missed the last two preseason games with a quadriceps injury and has a history of knee injuries. The former New York Giant signed a one-year contract in March, but no money was guaranteed. He got $150,000 in workout bonuses.