After waiving Khalil Tate yesterday, the Eagles announced another pair of roster moves. Two more players have been released by the team amidst training camp preparations.
Trevor Williams is the biggest shock here. Many, myself included, had the 26-year old pegged as a darkhorse to win the CB2 role opposite Darius Slay. Signed right at the start of the offseason, the former Charger fell blissfully beneath the radar. At 5’11, 191 lbs, Williams is of a very similar build to Slay (6’0, 190 lbs) and has arguably been in the same echelon as productivity…when healthy.
Before the injury bug savagely sunk its teeth into the career of Williams, he was struggling…or so it seemed. Our man Morgan Burkett did some digging to reveal that in a stunning 2017 campaign, he ranked as PFF’s 10th best corner and stunningly allowed a passer rating of 10.4 on throws that came 2.6+ seconds after the snap (deep attempts).
For whatever reason, the Eagles have decided to release Williams with just seven days until camp begins. It doesn’t appear to be injury-related so there’s a high chance he will catch on somewhere else. However, what’s important to note is that it now leaves Avonte Maddox and Sidney Jones in a head-to-head clash for that CB2 vacancy, with Cre’Von LeBlanc and Nickell Robey-Coleman justling for the nickel job.
Signed as a UDFA in 2019, Render’s future was always going to be hanging in the balance. The team signed UDFA Luke Juriga this offseason and fifth-round tackle Jack Driscoll will likely be making the transition inside.
Render was always seen as a project lineman, but the former Iowa center loses his spot before he has a chance to prove why he should keep it.
The Eagles now have three open roster spots ahead of training camp.
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