Eagles Begin Roster Cuts With Ingram, Others

The Eagles got an early start on roster cuts leading up to Saturday’s deadline - - by 6 p.m. Saturday the Eagles roster must be cut to 53 active players.

With the roster at 80 following Thursday’s preseason finale in New York, the Birds had a lot of cutting to do. They started Friday by letting go of nine players including CB Jamar Wall who was resigned for the Jets game after being released earlier this week.

The biggest name of the nine was TE Cornelius Ingram. Big things were expected of the 6-foot-4, 250 pounder after the Birds picked him in the fifth round of the 2009 draft. The hope was that the athletic former Florida football and basketball player could be the Robin to Brent Celek's Batman but knee injuries dating back to college kept Ingram from ever really finding the field for the Birds.

Other veterans cut loose included LB Rashad Jeanty and DE Chris Wilson. Jeanty was signed during the off-season after playing 53 games for the Bengals from 2006 to 2009. Wilson played every game for the Redskins over the past four seasons recording six sacks.

Former Eagles practice squad bodies WR Rod Harper, OG Dallas Reynolds and C A.Q. Shipley were also let go.

The rest of the released players were rookies including undrafted free-agent RB Graig Cooper who scored a TD against the Jets and FB Stanley Hivili -- a seventh-round pick of the Eagles in August’s draft.

Notably not on the list of this first round of cuts were WR Chad Hall, C/G Mike McGlynn and DE Joselio Hanson. All three are on the unofficial list of veterans on the roster bubble.

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