Philadelphia Eagles Free Agency: 80-Man Roster

March 16, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Eagles are still looking for a few good men, 80 in all and ten more by way of free agency. They may add a few more than 10 by the start of the OTA's, but the not-so-magic number is 80 when it comes time for mandatory camp.
If memory serves, the Eagles held 83 players under contract during OTA's in 2009 and they released three prior to training camp with Jeremy Maclin not yet signed (Amon Gordan, Walter Mendenhall and Adam DiMichelle).
As per the Eagles website, the official roster lists 66 players as of now. Five are unrestricted free agents and the Eagles have seven regular drafts picks and anticipate two more compensatory ones.
Assuming they do not sign their unrestricted free agents and new signings or trades notwithstanding, the total post-draft roster would be 70 (66-5+9=70). If the Eagles lose more productive free agents than they gain (cuts are not included), they will qualify for additional compensatory draft picks in 2011. 
If the Eagles' free...

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