The Eagles have designated defensive end Victor Abiamiri to the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list which means that he will miss at least the first six weeks of the regular season.
Abiamiri does not count against the 53-man roster. After those initial six weeks, there is a three week window where the Eagles would have to decide whether to place him on the active roster or end his season and put him on Injured Reserve. During that three-week window, Abiamiri would be allowed to practice with the team.
A former second-round pick, Abiamiri underwent microfracture surgery on his knee during the offseason and did not take part in any of the offseason practices.
The Eagles also released the following 10 players: cornerback Geoff Pope, defensive end Pannell Egboh, defensive tackle Boo Robinson, cornerback David Pender, wide receiver Dobson Collins, tight end Nate Lawrie, offensive tackle Jeraill McCuller, running back J.J. Arrington, safety Anthony Scirrotto and running back Martell Mallett.
Arrington's release is significant because it means that the Eagles receive a sixth-round draft pick in 2012 as part of the agreement with the Broncos when the team traded for the running back.
For the players eligible for the practice squad, they first have to be on waivers for 24 hours where another team could claim them. If those players are not claimed, they can be signed to the Eagles' eight-man practice squad. Of these players released, Pope, Lawrie and Arrington are not eligible.
The Eagles roster stands at 65 and must get to 53 by Saturday at 6 PM EST. We will interview general manager Howie Roseman after the final cuts are made.
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-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 2:44 p.m., September 3
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