Eagles’ Linebacker Myles Jack Abruptly Retires from NFL
The Philadelphia Eagles linebacker room lost a veteran presence.
Newly signed linebacker Myles Jack, who signed with the team back on Aug. 6, has informed the team he has decided to retire.
The former second-round pick was falling down the Eagles' depth chart, getting some playing time deep into the fourth quarter of Thursday's preseason game with the Cleveland Browns, before making the decision to retire on Sunday.
With Jack gone, the Eagles linebacker room still has Nakobe Dean, Zach Cunningham, Christian Ellis, Nick Morrow, and Ben VanSumeren to compete for playing time. The team also added Tyreek Maddox-Williams and Quinton Bell on Saturday.
It appears at this point of the preseason, the Eagles will go with Dean and Cunningham, a run-stuffing linebacker who had a solid outing on Thursday night. Cunningham was signed on the same day as Jack, and has made more of an impact so far since being added to the roster.
Jack was a very highly touted college prospect but has never made the same impact at the pro level. While he was a solid player at times and racked up three straight seasons with 100 tackles or more.