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Eagles trim three players to get to 75

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Eagles got their roster to the 75-man limit Tuesday with a handful of moves.

Running back Kevin Monangai, a Villanova product, was released. Monangai carried the ball 21 times for 126 yards through the first three preseason games. He gained 87 yards on 10 carries in the game against Baltimore.

Linebacker Emmanuel Acho, whose locker was cleaned out last Thursday, was waived with an injury settlement.

Finally, rookie cornerback JaCorey Shepherd was placed on injured reserve. Shepherd tore his ACL during a practice at Lincoln Financial Field last month. He will miss the entire 2015 season.

The team released 12 players on Sunday, leaving three more players to be trimmed before Tuesday’s deadline.

The Eagles’ roster now stands at 75 players: four quarterbacks, 13 offensive linemen, five tight ends, five running backs, 10 wide receivers, nine defensive linemen, 12 linebackers, 13 defensive backs and four specialists.

That team will be at the Meadowlands for Thursday night’s preseason game against the New York Jets. Many of the starters will not play, giving those players fighting for roster spots more opportunity to make their case.

“This is what's presented to us and, come Friday morning, we'll have to make some decisions and it will all be based upon the evidence that we have in front of us,” Eagles coach Chip Kelly said.