The Eagles axed 4 players from the 2008 draft: Bryan Smith (DE), Jack Ikegqwuono (CB), Lorenzo Booker (RB), and Mike Gibson (OG). Jason Babin, who is a former 1st-round pick, is essentially replacing Bryan Smith. You can say that Jack was bumped by the acquisition of Ellis Hobbs. Lorenzo Booker has been replaced by Eldra Buckley. I hate to see 3 draft picks wasted, especially the 3rd-rounder used on Bryan Smith, but the players the Eagles kept are much better than the players cut.
Danny Amendola (WR) was unfortunately cut, but he might stand a chance to make the practice squad if he can make it through waivers. The Eagles have thus far kept 7 wide receivers and Brandon Gibson has not been cut, which indicates he’ll likely make the final roster, which means that Hank Baskett or Reggie Brown will be the odd man out since the Eagles will need to get down to 6 WRs. Neither Baskett or Brown has been formally cut as of yet. The Eagles have DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Kevin Curtis, Jason Avant, Brandon Gibson, Hank Basket, and Reggie Brown on the roster. Not so thin at receiver anymore, right?
Matt Schobel (TE), Dan Klecko (DT), and Kyle Eckel (FB) are other mentionable cuts.
As of now, A.J. Feeley is still on the Eagles roster since Michael Vick is exempted from the 53 man roster until he is eligible to play in week 3. It’s safe to assume that the Eagles are likely talking to the Patriots about sending Feeley to the Patriots for draft considerations. Since Matt Cassel was traded to the Chiefs, the Patriots are without a quality backup for Brady.
We’ll post the full 53 man roster once it’s finalized.