To all you NFL roster causalities, you are not alone...even Mama McNabb was cut this week
Call it a hunch, but below please find my best guess at the Eagles 53 man roster:
QB: Donovan McNabb, Kevin Kolb, A.J. Feeley;
RB: Brian Westbrook, Correll Buckhalter, Lorenzo Booker
FB: Tony Hunt
WR: Kevin Curtis, Reggie Brown, DeSean Jackson, Hank Baskett, Greg Lewis, Jason Avant
TE: L.J. Smith, Matt Schobel and Brent Celek
OL: Tra Thomas, Todd Herremans, Jamaal Jackson, Shawn Andrews, Jon Runyan, Max Jean-Gilles, Nick Cole, Winston Justice, Mike McGlynn.
Safety: Brian Dawkins, Quintin Mikell, Sean Considine, J.R. Reed, Quintin Demps
CB: Asante Samuel, Sheldon Brown, Lito Sheppard and Joselio Hanson
LB: Omar Gaither, Stewart Bradley, Chris Gocong, Akeem Jordan, Rocky Boiman, Joe Mays;
DL: Mike Patterson, Brodrick Bunkley, Trent Cole, Juqua Parker, Victor Abiamiri, Chris Clemons, Trevor Laws, Darren Howard, Dan Klecko; Bryan Smith.
Specialists: David Akers, Sav Rocca, Jon Dorenbos.
Yes, the above is the Eagles final 53 man roster, as I am posting this at 8pm on Saturday.
I see no real surprises with the final roster cuts. Yes, McDougle ended up being cut, but again what is the best that we could expect from this guy, 5 sacks? Memo to all, the guy has 3 career sacks. That's right, in 33 games, 3 sacks. We aren't going to be missing much.
When predicting the success of the Eagles this year, did McDougle being on the team at all factor into your predictions? I bet Clemons being on the team factored into those predictions. You know the guy that in 2007 had almost 3 times as many sacks as McDougle had in his career.
And so what if the Giants pick up McDougle. Can he really replace what Strahan or Umenyiora brought to the field last year? No! And do you really think that against the Eagles that McDougle would have success against Runyan. No!
So is this roster really "pedal to the metal?" I guess only time will tell.