The late summer tradition of NFL roster cuts is speeding up around football and with the Eagles needing to get their roster down to 80 by Tuesday they cut four players to bring the roster to 81.
Rookies WR Gerald Jones, OT Spencer Johnson and TE Martell Webb as well as second-year DB Jamar Wall were the latest Birds cut Monday.
Jones, Johnson and Webb were long shots to make the Eagles as rookies but that didn’t stop Jones from posting an impressive two TDs in junk time of the Eagles 24-14 loss at Pittsburgh. But on a team with eight wideouts already on the roster with a legitimate chance to make the roster, Jones was the odd man out. Expect Rod Harper to be the next wideout to get cut.
Wall is the only player cut Monday with NFL experience. He played one game with the Birds late last season after being picked up from the Texans. But, like Jones, he was trying to make the team at one of the Eagles deepest positions -- defensive back.
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With the opener against St. Louis just 13 days away the Eagles have a lot of tough roster decisions to make as they whittle down to a 53-man roster, which must be submitted on Saturday.