It’s begun. With only one preseason game remaining, the Eagles are on the cusp of their season opener which means it’s time to begin cutting down their 90-man roster. The team have wasted no time in trimming their roster, parting ways with three players according to an official announcement.
Roster Move: #Eagles have waived WR Keevan Lucas, WR David Watford and CB Tay Glover-Wright.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) August 26, 2017
Keevan Lucas was the player most recently signed by the Eagles, joining the Birds just a couple of weeks ago. Lucas spent time fielding punts and kicks during his short time with the team and saw some snaps against the Dolphins. The former teammate of Dane Evans was unable to stand out during his snaps on the field and was unfortunately the first domino to fall. Surprisingly, Rashard Davis, who was signed just one day later, is still with the team.
Tay Glover-Wright hasn’t been with the team for much longer, signing with the Eagles toward the end of training camp in the end of making a return to the NFL. The 25-year old corner replaced Randall Goforth after the UCLA defensive back tore his ACL and saw some substantial preseason action, however not much of it was pretty.
Former quarterback David Watford was also released by the team. Watford originally worked out with the team as a quarterback last year but was then asked to run some routes as a wide receiver. By the end of preseason, Watford had 5 receptions for 56-yards and a touchdown. Watford spent last year on the practice squad, so with that window of opportunity now closed and a lot of depth at the position, his chances of being kept around were minimal.
The Eagles roster cuts are underway so strap yourselves in and stay tuned for all the latest news and updates.