Philadelphia Eagles: 5 reactions to final cuts for 53-man roster during 2018 season

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Here are five reactions to the final cuts for the 53-man roster for the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2018 season.

While the biggest story of Saturday for the Philadelphia Eagles involved the announcement of Nick Foles starting over Carson Wentz in Week 1, the defending Super Bowl champions like the rest of the teams across the NFL were forced to trim down their roster to 53 players. This time of year can always be filled with excitement when looking at some of the players that were able to earn spots when seeing like absolute long shots a few weeks ago, but also can be devastating for the ones that came up short of making the team.

For Doug Pederson‘s squad, Philadelphia was one of those teams in the preseason facing plenty of questions since they were dealing with numerous injuries on both sides of the football, meaning they were using these past few weeks to add depth at numerous positions. In fact, Corey Clement is the perfect example of just how important this time of year can be for players battling to make roster spots since he went from being an undrafted free agent making the team to Super Bowl champion.

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Even more exciting, Clement is expected to take on a much larger role in the backfield this season teaming up with Jay Ajayi and Darren Sproles since LeGarrette Blount is no longer in the picture. But instead of getting into more details about the second-year running back since he was a lock for a roster spot a long time ago, let’s take a look at five key reactions to the final 53-man roster for the Eagles.