Instant analysis: Eagles waive five players ahead of Training Camp

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The moves are coming thick and fast for the Philadelphia Eagles. With GM’s given the intel that they’ll be operating with an 80-man-roster this Camp, Howie Roseman made a flurry of moves to push the Eagles down to 87. With another five off the board, there are three moves that still need to be made. Here’s everything you need to know about today’s moves.

WR: Shelton Gibson & Marcus Green

The Eagles still had 13 receivers on their books even after releasing UDFA Khalil Tate, so it was presumed that this would be the first port of call. Shelton Gibson and Marcus Green were both on the far outside looking in.

Gibson returned to the Eagles during the heart of last season, recording a huge PI-call that sent the Birds deep into Seattle territory during the Wildcard round of the playoffs. Outside of that though, the former draftee just hasn’t been able to kick-on and with so much depth, the writing was on the wall.

The same can be said for Green, who was a sixth-round draft pick of the Falcons back in 2019. He shouldn’t have too much of an issue catching onto a new team after spending his second season on the Eagles practice squad. He’s only 23 and is a slot wideout who has plenty of rubber to burn yet.

DE: Daeshon Hall

This one comes as a surprise. Depth at defensive end is minimal right now and Hall seemed to be an intriguing option in the battle for the EDGE4 role. After a dominant preseason where he amassed 4 sacks and forced 3 fumbles, Hall never really saw much action. He recorded a sack against the Jets, but that was about it. Without him around though, the Eagles are left with Shareef Miller, Casey Toohill, and Genard Avery to fight for that spot behind Josh Sweat. Could this be a sign that someone like Vinny Curry is coming back? Maybe. If not, it’s a little concerning.

DT: Albert Huggins

Huggins has been around the Eagles for a while now, but always been in the shadow of other UDFA’s like Bruce Hector and Anthony Rush. The Eagles also added UDFA Raequan Williams this offseason, making life even tougher for Huggins to make the roster. With depth so plentiful, this makes sense.

CB: Tremon Smith

Again, the Eagles are trimming fat here. There’s an abundance of depth in the secondary and Smith faced a tall order to make the roster. What kept him around was his return ability. In 2018, he was the Chiefs’ primary kick returner, amassing 886 yards on 33 attempts for 26.8 yards per return. With so many speedy wideouts, even that skillset became expendable.

The Eagles have three more moves to make. Stay locked in for the latest updates!

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