Two Newest Eagles Prove Final Cuts Aren’t Always Final

Posted: 10th September 2009 by Lou DiPietro in NFL
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The phrase “final cutdown day” is definitely a misnomer in the NFL. It’s really more like “number cutdown day,” because every year, there’s an inevitable flurry of roster moves after rosters are allegedly “set.” And it’s why I, both as a fan and a journalist, never really worry about pressing needs until the season actually begins. Backup tight end is an issue? Too many quarterbacks? Only three true defensive tackles on the roster? No worries, as the Eagles fixed all those issues after their roster was "set." So meet the two newest Eagles: DT Antonio Dixon and TE Alex Smith. While last year’s lone post-cutdown addition, LB Tracy White, was really only limited to special teams action (he didn’t record a tackle), both Dixon an ...

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