It’s been an eventful day for the Eagles, who earlier announced the release of CB Leodis McKelvin..but it isn’t over yet. According to a report from Field Yates of ESPN, the Eagles have waived defensive tackle Connor Wujciak.
Source: the Eagles have waived DL Connor Wujciak. Spent the 2016 on IR. Former BC standout.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) February 8, 2017
The move may cause some confusion as Wujciak was actually released by the Eagles back in August due to a shoulder injury. Because he cleared waivers however, he ended up on the team’s injured reserve list while still opening up a spot on the 90-man roster. Today, he was officially released by the Birds.
Wujciak started 39 of his 49 games for Boston College in his senior year, which also turned out to be his best season. The 6’2 defensive lineman registered 12 tackles for a loss and 4.5 sacks. Despite not being the most impressive athlete, a 4.91 40-yard dash, 34.5 inch vertical and a broad jump of 9’9 certainly raised a few eyebrows.
With the uncertain future of Bennie Logan looming large, it’s interesting that the team decided to part ways with such a raw talent so early during the offseason. The team had seven defensive tackles on their 90-man roster last season and have seven once again at this stage.
Prior to being waived in August, Wujciak enjoyed a relatively strong training camp in what was a very crowded DT positional battle. The undrafted free agent was signed to a three-year deal after going undrafted and will now save the Eagles another $400,000 against the salary cap.
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