Eagles Cut Mueller, two others
PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) — The Eagles continued to clear out the back end of their roster Tuesday in advance of their projected undrafted free agent haul.
A day after releasing safety Jerome Couplin and wide receiver Freddie Martino, the team moved on from first-year linebacker Brandon Hepburn as well as two local products, former Lafayette running back Ross Scheuerman, and fullback Ryan Mueller, a Morristown, N.J. native.
Scheuerman, from Allentown, New Jersey, signed with the Eagles earlier this offseason as did Mueller, the team's only fullback.
Doug Pederson had indicated the fullback position would be back in play this season for the Eagles and Mueller, a college defensive lineman at Kansas State before shifting to linebacker and spending part of his first pro season on San Diego’s practice squad, figured to be in the mix at the position with tight end Trey Burton, who Pederson tabbed as a player he wants to look at as a lead blocker.
Burton, however, confirmed to 973espn.com that he will be remaining at tight end in more of an h-back role as a player who can line up at multiple positions.
The Eagles' upcoming rookie camp runs from May 13-15.
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