Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
Bob Brookover, Eagles beat writer for the Inquirer, took a stab at nailing the final 53-man roster for the club. Brookover's been known to hit this thing out of the park, so keep his list handy for Saturday afternoon. And speaking of Saturday, we'll be providing full cut-down day coverage on the Beast and several of our affiliate blogs.
I'd take Eldra Buckley over Kyle Eckel at the running back/fullback spot, but Brookover disagrees with me. If Reggie Brown's not traded, Brookover thinks the Eagles will come up with a fake injury and put Brandon Gibson on the IR. I don't see that happening. Gibson could actually make a contribution this season. And with Kevin Curtis' history of injuries, I'd keep Gibson around.
Brooky has Bryan Smith getting cut. I don't think the Eagles are going to do that. Jason Babin's had his moments this preseason, but I'm not convinced he'll be on that final roster. So does Jack Ikegwuonu make the team? That will be interesting to watch. The guy was a fourth-round pick and the Eagles would like to see where he's headed. We'll have to say goodbye to Dimitri Patterson if that happens -- and that's too bad.
What can the Eagles get for A.J. Feeley? Well, we're about to find out.