According to NFL Network insider Rand Getlin, the Eagles have released Wide receiver Chris Givens.
I'm told WR Chris Givens has been released by the #Eagles.
— Rand Getlin (@RandGetlin) August 28, 2016
The Eagles are in the process of trimming their roster down to 75, the deadline for all NFL teams to do so is August 30th.
The arrival of Dorial Green-Beckham unseated a few roster spots inherited by Eagles receivers, but it was never made clear who would be the receiver taking the supposed fall. After a poor preseason, some even predicted that Reuben Randle could be the man facing an early exit, but instead it appears to be the former Ram.
The 26 year old was a former teammate of Sam Bradford and enjoyed his best year when playing under the Eagles starter. He reunited with the former number one overall pick this offseason, signing a one-year “prove it” deal worth $840,000. Givens was bought into the team due to his stunning speed and potential to emerge as a deep threat for the team.
In 2015, Givens recorded 353 receiving yards on 20 receptions for a single touchdown, averaging over 17 yards per catch as his Offensive role diminished. In preseason, his effect has been just as minimal as Givens has caught just one pass for 19 yards in the opening three games.
If the report is true, the Eagles roster will be at 83 ahead of Tuesday’s deadline. The team still have to place Joe Walker on injured reserve after a torn ACL ended his rookie season before it had a chance to begin.
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