Eagles cut 10 with no big surprises

Well, it’s that time of year.

In the next two weeks, 1,184 NFL players will be cut from their respective squads. Among them will be some players, let’s call them “cult heroes,” that fans in every city fall in love with for their preseason prowess, and who are inevitably cut by a cruel and unforgiving God (front office).

None of the unfortunate ten cut by Reid, Roseman, and Co. fit that description. Chances are, you’ve only heard of one or two of them before. They were: WR Elvis Akpla, WR McKay Jacobson, WR Tiger Jones, WR Brian Hernandez, S Wade Bonner, S Tom Nelson, DE Xavier Brown, OL Alfred McCullough, OL Thomas Welch, and CB Kevin Thomas (who was acquired in a trade for OLB Moise Fokou).

Akpla and Nelson made some plays in the first two preseason games, but the other guys didn’t get on the field much. Thanks for spending camp with us guys, better luck next year.

Update: The Birds did make one more cut today. CB Cliff Harris has the distinction of being the first training camp cult hero cut by the Eagles this season. Here’s hoping you catch on somewhere else, Cliff. The diehards will miss ya.

Posted on August 25, 2012, in Posts and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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