According to an official announcement from the team, the Eagles have waived rookie cornerback Aaron Grymes.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) August 29, 2016
Grymes suffered a shoulder injury after coming down with a crucial interception in the endzone against the Steelers during the Eagles second preseason game.
Formerly of the Edmonton Eskimos, Grymes had 8 interceptions during his three year career in the CFL, with 4 of them coming in 2015. According to Bleacher Report he ran a 4.6 40-yard dash time in 2013. The defensive back recorded a total of 101 tackles during his time with the Eskimos, 43 of them accumulated in his career year in 2015.
Formerly of Idaho College, Grymes worked out with the Cardinals and the Titans back in January, eventually landing in Philadelphia before impressing the Coaching staff consistently throughout Training camp. From interceptions to some hard hits, it was clear his experience in a professional Football League paid dividends as he soared up the depth chart. Grymes made his presence felt on the field during preseason as well, making several big plays and attracting attention.
Grymes seemed primed for a depth spot on the roster, but the injury sustained may have been worse than first imagined. The good news is however, that Grymes is practice squad eligible. It would be surprising to see the Eagles avoid making the effort to sign him to their ten man practice squad after he made such a positive impact in what was a short space of time.