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Eagles Officially Cut 21 Players

The Philadelphia Eagles have begun the process of trimming their roster down to 53 players. Here’s the list of roster cuts up to this point:

  1. QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson
  2. LB Don Cherry
  3. S Blake Countess
  4. DT Bruce Gaston
  5. LB Quentin Gause
  6. LB Najee Goode
  7. G Darrell Greene
  8. TE Chris Pantale
  9. K Cody Parkey
  10. S Ed Reynolds
  11. CB JaCorey Shepherd
  12. DT Aziz Shittu
  13. LB Myke Tavarres
  14. WR David Watford
  15. WR Marcus Johnson
  16. C/G Barrett Jones
  17. WR Cayleb Jones
  18. RB Byron Marshall
  19. TE M.J. McFarland
  20. DE Jake Metz
  21. RB Cedric O’Neal

Bethel-Thompson, 27, originally signed on with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent out of Sacramento State back in 2011. He has bounced around quite a bit since he entered the league, which includes short stints with the Dolphins, Vikings, Patriots and the 49ers.

Philadelphia signed him to a contract back in February, but elected to cut him loose a few weeks after they used the No. 2 overall pick on Carson Wentz. Although, the Eagles brought him back in July.

Bethel-Thompson has yet to appear in an NFL game.

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Tavarres, 23, wound up signing on with the Eagles as an undrafted free agent out of Incarnate Word back in May. He signed a three-year, $1.62 million contract with the Eagles and was stands to make a base salary of $450,000 for the 2016 season.

During his senior season, Tavarres recorded 110 tackles, 8.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, and five pass defenses.