Eagles Notes: Phillips, Chaney among 12 cut by Eagles

Safety Kenny Phillips. (David M Warren/Staff Photographer)
Safety Kenny Phillips. (David M Warren/Staff Photographer)
Posted: August 27, 2013

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.

The Eagles have six safeties on the roster - Nate Allen, Patrick Chung, Earl Wolff, Kurt Coleman, Colt Anderson, and David Sims - and could keep as many as five once the roster is pared to 53 on Saturday.

Chaney, who started 23 games over the last three years, struggled playing inside linebacker when the Eagles moved to a 3-4 defense.

Casey Matthews, Emmanuel Acho, and Jake Knott are the remaining reserve inside linebackers and could be battling for the two spots that remain.

Cornerback Eddie Whitley and punter Brad Wing were released. Whitley hurt his right knee Saturday in Jacksonville. Wing, an undrafted rookie out of Louisiana State, could not beat out veteran Donnie Jones.

Also released were tight end Derek Carrier, defensive end Eddie McClam, wide receiver Nick Miller, tackle Nic Purcell, offensive lineman Isaac Remington, tight end Will Shaw, defensive tackle Daryell Walker, and long snapper James Winchester.


 

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