Eagles: Cutdown analysis

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
Biggest surprise: I don't know if you would label it a suprise, but it was sad to see the Eagles give up on Jerome McDougle when he was finally showing some promise. McDougle's issues are well-documented, but he had a nice camp and recorded 2.5 sacks in the preseason. If the New York Giants want a guy who has something to prove, McDougle would be a great pickup.

The Eagles had already done some of the heavy-lifting on cuts, so they only had 12 today. Michael Gasperson had his moments at wide receiver, but the team decided to stick with veteran Greg Lewis -- especially since they're without Reggie Brown and Kevin Curtis to start the season.

Tight end Kris Wilson waited too late to start performing in the preseason. I really thought he was going to make an impact. At one point, fullback Jason Davis was the unquestioned fullback on this team. Actually, at the start of camp that was the case. But Tony Hunt showed more versatility and took his spot.

No-brainers: Linebackers Justin Roland and Andy Studebaker both have a good chance to land on the practice squad. Studebaker could really help the Eagles on special teams in the future. I thought Scott Young was making a little move during camp, but once Shawn Andrews returned, we didn't hear much from him. Offensive tackle King Dunlap had a really nice camp, but he hurt his ankle and will spend the season on injured reserve. The rap on him was a questionable work ethic, but that wasn't the issue during Eagles camp.

What's next
: The Eagles will be scouring the waiver wire for help at wide receiver. They're in pretty good shape at defensive back. Lito Sheppard was praying another team would come after him, but it's not going to happen at this point. Again, the McDougle thing is the only one that seems like a head-scratcher. The Eages just had too many defensive ends. They'll start the season with six by my count.