As does every NFL team before the season, the Philadelphia Eagles have officially trimmed their roster down to 53 players.
In order to do such, they were forced to waive some players of note who saw the field quite a bit during the preseason and even last season. Those players included running back Josh Adams and Wendell Smallwood, offensive lineman Stefen Wisniewski, and draftee quarterback Clayton Thorson.
Adams was the Eagles’ lead rusher last season, with 511 yards for three touchdowns, and averaged an adequate 4.3 yards per carry. Although Smallwood failed to see the field as often as Adams, he still provided the Eagles with decent running back depth last season. However, it doesn’t look like his presence would be needed as much this season.
Wisniewski also served great depth for the offensive line, though he failed to see the field as well last season, making his presence unnecessary. Thorson’s release can be blamed on his shallow performance this preseason.
In addition, the Eagles cut nine other players—TE Alex Ellis, DT Treyvon Hester, OG Sua Opeta, TE Josh Perkins, RB Boston Scott, T Brett Toth, and WR Greg Ward.[via Bleeding Green Nation] Follow @EaglesFeast