The Eagles have made another roster move after confirming the signing of Stephen Tulloch earlier today, releasing linebacker Deontae Skinner.
Roster move: #Eagles release LB Deontae Skinner
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) August 22, 2016
Skinner started one game for the New England Patriots in 2014, playing in seven and recording a sack. In 2015 however, he spent all season on the Eagles practice squad after being signed to add some depth.
He was previously the only backup linebacker besides Najee Goode with NFL experience. The addition of veteran Stephen Tulloch steepened the climb for the 25 year old.
The Eagles roster is now at 83, a number that will move to 84 once Tulloch officially signs with the team.
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