Eagles Announce Roster for 2015 Season


Though it will likely take upon several different formations over the course of the season, the Eagles tied a bow on their 2015 preseason announcing their final 53-man roster on Saturday afternoon. Chip Kelly addressed the media to discuss some of his decisions and talk about the trajectory of the team going forward.

Here’s the release provided by the team with the first version of the 2015 Eagles.

"As the roster currently stands, the Eagles elected to keep four running backs and three tight ends, as Kenjon Barner‘s terrific preseason earned him a spot in the Eagles’ backfield. It’s a tough break for rookie Raheem Mostert, who had a stellar preseason as well, but couldn’t quite find his way onto the active roster. The Eagles also kept six wide receivers (Nelson Agholor, Seyi Ajirotutu, Miles Austin, Riley Cooper, Josh Huff and Jordan Matthews), leaving fan favorite and local product Rasheed Bailey on the outside looking in. Bailey’s touchdown grab against the Jets just wasn’t quite enough to lock down a roster spot.Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez are the only quarterbacks on the roster.On the offensive line, the Eagles will have Josh Andrews, Matt Tobin, Dennis Kelly and David Molk serving as backups to the starting five.On the defensive side of the ball, the Eagles kept five cornerbacks – E.J. Biggers, Nolan Carroll, Byron Maxwell, Denzel Rice and Eric Rowe. Rice is the real story here, as the undrafted rookie out of Costal Carolina won a job thanks to a determined effort throughout OTAs, Training Camp and the preseason.The Eagles will monitor the roster moves made by other NFL teams and continue to mine for talent. Players who are on the waiver wire can be claimed beginning at Noon on Sunday and teams can fill out their 10-man practice squads at 1 PM. The roster currently stands at 52 players, leaving one more spot on the active roster left to be filled."

Here’s the entire roster provided on the team’s website.

"17Agholor, NelsonWR6-119822RUSC16Ajirotutu, SeyiWR6-3215286Fresno State94Allen, BeauDT6-2333232Wisconsin50Alonso, KikoLB6-3238253Oregon68Andrews, JoshG6-2311241Oregon State19Austin, MilesWR6-22153110Monmouth93Bair, BrandonDE6-6290303Oregon76Barbre, AllenT6-4310318Missouri Southern State34Barner, KenjonRB5-9185262Oregon98Barwin, ConnorLB6-4264287Cincinnati38Biggers, E.J.CB6-0185287Western Michigan7Bradford, SamQB6-4224276Oklahoma56Braman, BryanLB6-5241285West Texas A&M47Burton, TreyTE6-3235232Florida23Carroll, NolanCB6-1205286Maryland87Celek, BrentTE6-4255309Cincinnati14Cooper, RileyWR6-4230276Florida21Couplin, JeromeDB6-2215242William & Mary91Cox, FletcherDE6-4300244Mississippi State75Curry, VinnyDE6-3279274Marshall46Dorenbos, JonLS6-02503513UTEP86Ertz, ZachTE6-5250243Stanford66Gardner, AndrewT6-6308296Georgia Tech55Graham, BrandonLB6-2265276Michigan97Hart, TaylorDE6-6281242Oregon58Hicks, JordanLB6-123623RTexas13Huff, JoshWR5-11206232Oregon27Jenkins, MalcolmS6-0204277Ohio State65Johnson, LaneT6-6317253Oklahoma52Jones, BradLB6-3242297Colorado8Jones, DonnieP6-22213512LSU62Kelce, JasonC6-3295275Cincinnati67Kelly, DennisT6-8321254Purdue95Kendricks, MychalLB6-0240244California96Logan, BennieDT6-2315253LSU42Maragos, ChrisS5-10200286Wisconsin24Mathews, RyanRB6-0220276Fresno State81Matthews, JordanWR6-3212232Vanderbilt31Maxwell, ByronCB6-1207275Clemson63Molk, DavidC6-1290263Michigan29Murray, DeMarcoRB6-0217275Oklahoma1Parkey, CodyK6-0193232Auburn71Peters, JasonT6-43283312Arkansas35Rice, DenzelDB6-019622RCoastal Carolina32Rowe, EricDB6-120522RUtah59Ryans, DeMecoLB6-12473110Alabama3Sanchez, MarkQB6-2225287USC90Smith, MarcusLB6-3251232Louisville43Sproles, DarrenRB5-61903211Kansas State72Thornton, CedricDE6-4309274Southern Arkansas26Thurmond, WalterDB5-11190286Oregon64Tobin, Matt"

Some notables inclusions: Jerome Couplin, Marcus Smith, Denzel Rice, and Josh Andrews. Beyond that, not many surprises on this list. Kelly mentioned in his press conference that the team will likely round out the 53-man roster with a 3rd string quarterback.

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