ITB's Eagles 53-Man Roster Predictions
The annual NFL roster cutdown date is almost here. The Eagles need to trim their roster to 53 by 4 p.m. Saturday. The Birds already made one move Thursday, waiving rookie free agent wide receiver Manasseh Bailey, a prospect from Morgan St. In their latest Inside The Birds podcast, Adam Caplan and Geoff Mosher tried to narrow the roster down to 53, explaining some of the complications due to a rash of Eagles injuries.
Important to remember: * The Injured Reserve rules are different for 2020. This year, the number of players who can go on Injured Reserve and come back is unlimited. * Also, players can come back from Injured Reserve/Return designation after just three games, so players with minor injuries -- like Will Parks and Jalen Reagor, for example, who are expected to miss a few weeks, but not a few months -- might start off the season on IR/return just to allow the Eagles to keep extra reinforcements. * The original 53 is almost irrelevant because of waiver claims and moves made within 24 to 36 hours of the initial 53. Also, Mosher and Caplan "may" have made some slight changes to their 53-man predictions since recording the podcast. Below is the updated, official 53-man roster predictions for Mosher, Caplan and Andrew DiCecco. Hint: (Editor's Note: Omitted from each three's submissions are kicker Jake Elliott, punter Cameron Johnson, and long snapper Rick Lovato, because they're all locks to make the team.)