The Eagles made a trio of roster moves to get down to 75, as Alex Smith of PhiladelphiaEagles.com writes. Running back Kevin Monangai was waived, linebacker Emmanuel Acho was formally waived/injured (thumb), and cornerback JaCorey Shepherd was placed on injured reserve.
Monangai, a rookie free-agent signing out of Villanova, was unable to stick in Philly due to a deep depth chart at running back. Acho provided the Eagles with solid depth at inside linebacker for parts of the last two seasons and he saw time in 14 games and made two starts in 2014. The release of Acho was reported in August, but it apparently did not become official until today. Acho received an injury settlement in the deal, so he is now a free agent, Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer tweets.
After Brandon Boykin was traded to Pittsburgh, it appeared that Shepherd was on track take over the nickel position. Unfortunately, however, he suffered a torn ACL soon after the deal.