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Eagles release Kevin Monangai, Travis Raciti

PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Eagles made a big push to sign undrafted free agents Saturday. Their lack of picks in the first half of the NFL draft made that a priority.

Five days later, the team still hasn’t announced which players it has signed. In the interim, though, the Eagles have released players from their roster in order to create space for the undrafted rookies.

On Thursday, the Eagles released running back Kevin Monangai and defensive tackle Travis Raciti.

Monangai, a Villanova product, was signed by the Eagles early in training camp last summer. He was on the practice squad during the season.

Raciti, a defensive tackle from San Jose State, was one of the undrafted free agents the Eagles signed last season. The 6-foot-4, 290-pound Raciti also spent time on the Eagles’ practice squad last year.

Monangai and Raciti were acquired during Chip Kelly’s tenure as personnel man of the Eagles. With Kelly out of the picture, his acquisitions are being evaluated with fresh eyes.