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Roster Deadline Passes, Philadelphia Eagles Waive Linebacker Phillip Hunt to Trim Roster to 75

August 28th, 2013 at 9:04 AM
By Scott Erik Anderson

All NFL teams had to trim their roster down to 75 players by 4 p.m. Tuesday. As the deadline approached, the Philadelphia Eagles were still sitting at 76 players. To get down to 75, the Eagles waived linebacker Phillip Hunt.

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Hunt was placed on injured reserve in training camp after he tore his ACL. Once placed on injured reserve, a player is done for an entire season and doesn't count towards the active 53-man roster. Cutting Hunt can be seen as a smart move because he was still that 76th player and it allows the Eagles to keep another player around for a last minute decision on whether or not to keep him. Hunt can return to the Eagles and their injured reserve if he clears waivers by 4 p.m. today.

Here is the full list of cuts the Eagles made:

Offensive Cuts:

  • Wide receiver Nick Miller
  • Offensive tackle Nic Purcell
  • Offensive Lineman Isaac Remington
  • Tight end Will Shaw
  • Tight end Derek Carrier

Defensive Cuts:

Special Teams Cuts:

  • Punter Brad Wing
  • Emergency long snapper James Winchester

All NFL teams must make their final cuts and trim their rosters down to 53 players by 6 p.m. on Saturday.

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