The Eagles released 16 players on Friday and still have to move three more to reach the league-mandated limit of 53. None of the quarterbacks was among the initial cuts, which could mean the Eagles are working on a trade for either Mike Kafka or Trent Edwards. The Eagles also kept all four of their running backs, including undrafted rookie Chris Polk, who could also be on the trading block.

Notable cuts: CB Joselio Hanson (8th season, Texas Tech) -- It appeared he had won the nickel CB job, but the Eagles kept Brandon Hughes and Curtis Marsh instead. … WR Marvin McNutt (rookie, Iowa) -- He was a sixth-round pick that many thought would stick because he's big (6-2, 216) and the Eagles have a mostly undersized WR corps. ... WR Mardy Gilyard (rookie free agent) -- He was one of the stars of the preseason, and it was thought either he or McNutt would make it. Neither did. ... S O.J. Atogwe (8th year, Stanford) -- Eagles brought veteran in to compete for a starting job, but he battled nagging injuries and never made an impact.

Complete cut list

S Oshiomogho Atogwe (8th year, 3rd round in 2005, Stanford); TE Brett Brackett (1st year, free agent in 2010, Penn State); LB Keenan Clayton (3rd year, 4th round in 2010 draft, Oklahoma); DT Landon Cohen (5th year, 7th round in 2008, Ohio); TE Chase Ford (rookie free agent, Miami); WR Mardy Gilyard (2nd year, free agent in 2010, Cincinnati); WR Chad Hall (3rd year, free agent in 2010, Air Force); CB Joselio Hanson (8th season, free agent in 2006, Texas Tech); FB Emil Igwenagu (rookie free agent, UMass); T D.J. Jones (1st year, free agent in 2011, Nebraska); WR Marvin McNutt (rookie, 6th round in 2012 draft, Iowa); LB Adrian Moten (2nd year, free agent in 2010, Maryland); DT Ollie Ogbu (1st year, free agent in 2011, Penn State); LB Ryan Rau (rookie free agent, Portland State); DE Monte Taylor (rookie free agent, Cincinnati); S Phillip Thomas (rookie free agent, Syracuse); DT Frank Trotter (rookie free agent, Memphis); G/C Steve Vallos (5th year, 7th round in 2007 draft, Wake Forest); G Brandon Washington (rookie, 6th round in 2012 draft, Miami).

Other moves: Released from injured reserve -- G Mike Gibson (4th year, 6th round in 2008 draft, California).

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