The Eagles announced they have released inside linebacker Jason Phillips. It marks the first roster move, aside from rookie signings, since May 19th. Phillips signed a two-year, $1.46 million contract in March 2013 expecting to make an impact on special teams.
Phillips, 28, tore his ACL during last year's camp and spent the season in injured reserve. In the first two preseason games Phillips saw 71 defensive snaps (37 v. Chicago, 34 v. New England) and recorded one tackle. He also took 35 special teams snaps (15 v. Chicago, 20 v. New England).
The Eagles need to cut their roster to 75 players by next Tuesday, August 26th and have the roster down to 53 by August 31st.
Philadelphia welcomes the Pittsburgh Steelers to town on Thursday night for their first preseason home game of 2014.
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