Eagles Waive Grymes
PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) - Injury has done in another Eagles player who seemed like he was making a push toward a roster spot.
Late Monday afternoon Philadelphia waived/injured cornerback Aaron Grymes, who missed Saturday’s game in Indianapolis with an AC joint injury in his shoulder that he suffered while making a brilliant interception in the end zone against Pittsburgh the prior week.
Grymes has earned more than his fair share of praise throughout training camp and preseason action, but the shoulder injury gave C.J. Smith a chance to catch the coaching staff’s eyes and the undrafted rookie, who was a teammate of Carson Wentz at North Dakota State, impressed while getting reps with the first-team defense against the Colts.
Grymes, meanwhile, had already been ruled out of Thursday’s preseason finale against the Jets.
The waived/injured designation means the Eagles must continue to pay the former CFL star while he recovers from the injury unless the two sides reach an injury settlement.
Philadelphia’s current CB depth chart currently has Leodis McKelvin and Nolan Carroll starting on the outside with Ron Brooks handling the slot. Behind them are rookie Jalen Mills and second-year player Eric Rowe
If the team keeps six corners, it looks like Smith has the advantage over JaCorey Shepherd, who has struggled with a hamstring issue throughout the summer.
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