Eagles waive 12 players, begin cutdown to 53
With two days to go until 53-man rosters must be finalized, the Philadelphia Eagles have gotten ahead of the cutdown process, waiving 12 players on Thursday.
Running backs Elijah Holyfield, Mike Warren, and Adrian Killins are notable casualties. As the trio hits the waiver wire, that leaves just Boston Scott and Corey Clement backup up Miles Sanders -- for now.
In light of Thursday's Will Parks injury news, I had Arnold making the roster as the fifth safety.
Given the depleted state of the Eagles' receiving corps, I had Burnett sticking as the seventh wide receiver. While I believe Alshon Jeffery will be activated from the physically unable to perform list and counted against the 53-man roster, the Burnett transaction leaves the team with only DeSean Jackson, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Greg Ward, John Hightower, and Quez Watkins as the remaining healthy options.
Arcega-Whiteside is coming off a dismal rookie campaign, while Hightower and Watkins are both entering their first season, so it made sense to keep Burnett around for his experience until the receiving corps returned to full strength.
The Eagles also officially placed former first-round pick Andre Dillard on injured reserve.
The team has until 4 p.m. ET on Saturday to reach the 53-man roster limit.