Eagles add to OL, cut 10 playersby Eric Schwartz
On a day where the Eagles trimmed their roster it was an addition that is grabbing headlines. The Birds plugged a hole today when they traded an undisclosed draft pick to the Arizona Cardinals for offensive lineman Reggie Wells.
Wells (29) started all 16 regular-season and both playoff games for the Cardinals last season. During his seven years with Arizona, he started all 16 regular-season games in six out of seven seasons, losing the final half of 2005 to a broken ankle. Since then, he’s started 70 consecutive games. Seventy-eight of his 104 career starts, were at left guard.
Wells will be inserted into the starting lineup in place of Stacey Andrews, who has been a major bust since signing a six-year $38 millions contract last season. Andrews likely will be kept on for depth, meaning ax-Jean Gilles, Fenuki Tupou and King Dunlap are all in increased jeopardy of making the final roster.
In other roster moves, the Eagles placed DE Victor Abiamiri on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list, which means the fourth-year defensive end is not eligible to play in the team’s first six regular-season games.
Cut on Friday were: RB J.J. Arrington, WR Dobson Collins, DE Pannel Egboh, TE Nate Lawrie, RB Martell Mallett, T Jeraill McCuller, CB David Pender, CB Geoff Pope, DT Boo Robinson and S Anthony Scirrotto.
The roster now stands at 65 players meaning the team has until tomorrow to cut the final 12 members.