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Overhauling the Eagles' roster

Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer has looked over the Eagles' 53-man roster and decided who should stay and who should go. McLane accurately predicted 16 of the 24 players from the 2009 team who didn't make the opening-day roster in 2010, a stat he quickly points out in the lead paragraph.

On the offensive line, McLane is saying goodbye to starter Max Jean-Gilles, Nick Cole and Reggie Wells. I'm not quite as sure about Jean-Gilles and Cole. Offensive line coach Juan Castillo will have a lot of influence on this decision and he really values the way Jean-Gilles and Cole have battled through weight and injury issues.

McLane's also ready to dump rookie pass-rusher Daniel Te'o-Nesheim. I think the Reid and GM Howie Roseman will think about keeping Te'0-Nesheim because he was taken in the third round. The one other thing that caught my eye was McLane suggesting that Clay Harbor could take some snaps away from Brent Celek.

I don't see that happening because Reid and Marty Mornhinweg will probably realize this offseason that they froze Celek out of the offense for no apparent reason. One of the staples of the West Coast offense is the 5-yard "stick" route to the tight end. For whatever reason, the Eagles ignored that section of the playbook.

By the way, McLane is also saying goodbye to linebackers Ernie Sims, Omar Gaither and Akeem Jordan. Looks like the Eagles will be busy looking for linebackers and cornerbacks in free agency and in the draft.