The Philadelphia Eagles and the rest of the NFL have to cut down to 53 players by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Let’s check on how the 2022 Eagles will take shape.
Carson Strong’s Silent Preseason
Howie Roseman signed Carson Strong almost immediately following the 2022 NFL Draft. After signing a guaranteed 320,000 contract, Philly fans thought the Nevada QB would find a spot at least on the practice squad. It is quite the opposite. The Philadelphia Eagles are cutting QB Carson Strong. Strong had a very rough start to camp and was barely seen. He only had four passing attempts in the preseason games. It is unlikely that the team will even bring him back to the practice squad. A lot of fans and analysts were hoping to see what the young QB could do. They may but it does not seem like it will happen in Philadelphia.
The Eagles are apparently working on an injury settlement with WR Greg Ward. In three seasons with the Eagles, Ward had 88 catches for 768 yards and 10 TDs. In 2021, he had just 7 catches for 95 yards and 3 TDs. Ward has become a fan favorite for his professionalism, and he has some versatility in that he can at least field punts.
The team likes him, but not enough to tender him as a restricted free agent this offseason. Ward would have cost $2,433,000. The Eagles declined Ward’s tender, and he was free to sign with any team. He eventually came back to the Eagles on a one-year deal worth $1 million. He barely participated at all in training camp this summer, as he was sidelined with a toe injury. Like Richard Rogers, we could see Ward again.
Adam Caplan announced on Monday afternoon that the Eagles cut Safety Jaquiski Tartt. Tartt was a second-round pick of the Niners in 2015 who has played in 80 regular season games, with 64 starts. In 2021, Tartt had 66 tackles (5 for loss), with just one pass breakup and no interceptions. After signing with the Eagles in mid-June, Tartt was thought to be a solid veteran addition. The Eagles’ safety group is seen as one of the biggest areas in need of solid depth. Like Strong, he was invisible throughout camp. Watching him look out of place in the Miami game, it was no surprise he did not make the team.
The Eagles have cut TE Richard Rodgers II. Like the last few years, Rodgers may not always start the season on the team, but this does not mean he will never see him again in midnight green. He was cut from the Eagles roster at this time last season, then signed with the Eagles’ practice squad. Eventually, he was promoted to the Eagles’ active roster and played in three regular-season games, catching two passes. Rodgers’ best season for the Eagles was 2020 when he had 24 catches for 345 yards and two scores.
According to Mike Kaye, the lead NFL Reporter for Pro Football Network, the Eagles will be cutting RB Jason Huntley. Huntley had a 67-yard TD run in the Miami preseason game. He has good speed and is a good kick returner, but not enough to break the roster.
The Eagles cut C Cameron Tom. The Eagles added Tom to the roster just before the start of training camp. Tom got a lot of work in the preseason games, as he played 65 snaps against the Dolphins, 28 snaps against the Browns, and 34 snaps against the Jets. This came after Kelce required elbow surgery and the Eagles preserving Jurgens after his breakout camp.
The Eagles cut DT Renell Wren, per Adam Caplan. This comes as no shock to anyone. He was the least likely interior defensive lineman to make the team. He could hang out in the practice squad, but likely only if the Eagles are unable to bring back Marvin Wilson and/or Kobe Smith. Time will tell.
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