The Philadelphia Eagles yesterday placed four holdouts on the reserve list and released tackle Dean Miraldi, another dissatisfied player who agreed to report to training camp last week, in reaching the National Football League roster limit of 60 players that obtains until the next cut to 50 by Aug. 27.
The Eagles belatedly signed top draft pick Kevin Allen of Indiana to a series of four one-year contracts, hoping his presence on the offensive line will make up for the absence of Miraldi.
Placed on the reserve list for not reporting to camp as a result of contract problems with new Eagles owner Norman Braman were defensive end Dennis Harrison, running back Wilbert Montgomery, wide receiver Mike Quick and linebacker Jerry Robinson.
The Eagles, who have evinced interest in trading them, can activate any of those on the reserve list until the trading deadline, Oct. 15, and then need NFL approval to add them to the roster.
Lions: Detroit put running back Billy Sims (knee) on the physically unable to perform list. He can work only with Lions trainers until Oct. 8, then can join team workouts.
Patriots: New England guard John Hannah will be out with a torn right calf muscle for about three weeks and might not be able to play in the opener against Green Bay Sept. 8.
Seahawks: Seattle acquired wide receiver Byron Franklin from the Buffalo Bills for tight end Pete Metzelaars. Franklin caught 69 passes in 16 games in 1984 for 862 yards and four touchdowns. Metzelaars has 27 NFL career receptions for 304 yards and one touchdown.
49ers: San Francisco put wide receiver Renaldo Nehemiah, the former Maryland track star, on injured reserve and cut 14 rookies and free agents, including former Washington Federals punter Dana Moore. Nehemiah has been sidelined with lower back pain.
Buccaneers: Tampa Bay waived veteran free safety Cedric Brown and rookie Joe Howard, the former Notre Dame flanker out of Carroll High School in the District.