The Philadelphia Eagles have begun the process of releasing players to reach the NFL mandatory 75-player limit by 4 pm on Tuesday. Among the surprise cuts were linebacker Jamar Chaney and cornerback Eddie Whitley.
Free agent safety Kenny Phillips was also released.
Phillips, signed from the New York Giants on a one-year deal, was expected to compete for a starting safety spot. The University of Miami product attended all mini-camps but suffered a quad injury during training camp that limited his participation.
Phillips is known around the league for his immense talent but also his troubled knees. The tell-tale sign of Phillips demise came during the Eagles third preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, where he did not see the field although he was dressed.
Chaney, a fourth-year pro from Mississippi State was released after his inability to transition successfully from a 4-3 linebacker to a 3-4 linebacker. Chaney was drafted in the 7th round by the Eagles and spent time playing each linebacker position.
The release of Chaney will allow him to catch on with another team that implements the 4-3 defense. Furthermore, it means that young linebackers Emmanuel Acho and Jake Knott have played well enough to make the veteran expendable.
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Via: Eagles Faithful