Center Dallas Reynolds started 14 games for the Philadelphia Eagles last season after Jason Kelce suffered a knee injury.

Reynolds wasn't good enough to make the team this year. He was among 12 players let go today by new coach Chip Kelly in their quest to reach the regular-season limit of 53 players by 6 p.m. Saturday.

The Eagles' roster now has 62 players, meaning nine will be released or traded by that deadline.

The Eagles also released linebackers Everette Brown and Adrian Robinson, defensive tackle Antonio Dixon, quarterbacks Dennis Dixon and G.J. Kinne, defensive end David King, offensive linemen Matt Kopa and Matt Tennant, cornerback Trevard Lindley (waived injured) and wide receivers Ifeanyi Momah and Will Murphy.

In addition, the Eagles placed rookie defensive end Joe Kruger on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.

By releasing Reynolds, Kopa and Tennant, the Eagles were left with 10 offensive linemen on their roster. The group includes guard Danny Watkins, the team's 2010 first-round draft pick who has not come close to living up to expectations. He could be among today's cuts.

Reynolds was one of four Eagles veterans released today, along with Antonio Dixon, cornerback Trevard Lindley and Tennant. Dixon played in 36 games for the Eagles from 2009-12. His departure leaves rookie Bennie Logan, their third-round pick, as the backup nose tackle behind starter Isaac Sopoaga.

Lindley, who was waived with an injury settlement, was a fourth-round draft pick in 2010 who appeared in 11 games that season. This marked the third straight year he has been cut by the Eagles. Tennant played in six games on special teams for the Eagles last season.

Both King and Kruger were drafted in the seventh round this year but were outplayed by free-agent pickup Clifton Geathers and undrafted rookie Damion Square during the preseason.

Curiously, the Eagles still have five tight ends on their roster: James Casey, Brent Celek, rookie Zach Ertz, Clay Harbor and Emil Igwenagu. The Eagles may be trying to trade Harbor, who also saw action at wide receiver in the preseason.

Cutting Momah and Murphy gave them seven wide receivers. Either rookie Russell Shepard, Greg Salas or Jeff Maehl should make the team.

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