Monday, August 26, 2013

Eagles cut Phillips, Chaney

PHILADELPHIA - In the end the Eagles just couldn't count on Kenny Phillips' health.

Despite serious question marks at the safety position, the Eagles cut the veteran playmaker on Sunday, a nod to his inability to stay on the field.

Phillips, who started 41 games for the Giants from 2008 to 2012 and was a member of the team which won Super Bowl XLVI, has been hampered by chronic knee injuries for years and misses the last two Eagles preseason games with a quadriceps problem.

Free agent signee Patrick Chung and the embattled Nate Allen remain the team's starters at safety right now with Kurt Coleman, rookie Earl Wolff and special teams standout Colt Anderson providing the depth. Three-year veteran David Sims remains a long-shot to make the final 53-man roster.

The Eagles also released veteran linebacker Jamar Chaney, a former seventh-round pick of the Andy Reid regime in 2010. The Mississippi State product played in 44 games (23 starts) over three seasons with Philadelphia, recording 158 tackles, one sack and three interceptions.

Earlier in the day, the team released the following 10 players: TE Derek Carrier, DE Eddie McClam, WR Nick Miller, OT Nic Purcell, DE/OL Isaac Remington, TE Will Shaw, DT Daryell Walker, CB Eddie Whitley (waived/injured), LS James Winchester and P Brad Wing.

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