Eagles Move on from Wilson, Goforth
PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) - The day before the Eagles are scheduled to report for their 2018 training camp, the team moved on from two players: veteran receiver Marquess Wilson and first-year cornerback Randall Goforth.
With no subsequent moves just yet, Philadelphia's roster now stands at 87, three below the 90-man limit with the first practice set for noon on Thursday.
The lengthy Wilson, 25, was a former seventh-round pick by Chicago in 2013 and has produced 56 catches for 777 yards and three touchdowns with the Bears but was buried on the depth chart in South Philly.
Goforth, meanwhile, was an undrafted corner out of UCLA last year before tearing his ACL during training camp and spending the season on injured reserve.
With roster room and just over $6 million in salary-cap space, the liklihood of veteran safety Corey Graham returning is increasing.
Graham, who turns 33 on Wednesday, remains on the open market despite playing such a key role on a Super Bowl-winning team.
He was back in Philadelphia last month but not to sign a new deal. Graham, like the rest of the 2017-18 club, was at the 2300 Arena to pick up some bling, in Graham's case his second Super Bowl ring.
On his way to the party, The Athletic's Bo Wulf caught up with the veteran on the red carpet who confirmed that his personal plan is not to go out on top and hang up the cleats. Graham wants to continue playing.
“Oh yeah, I’ll play at some point if I’m feeling good, obviously I’ll go out there,” Graham said. “But when the time comes, we’ll sit down and talk and decide what we’re going to do.”
That time has likely arrived.
-John McMullen covers the Eagles and the NFL for 973espn.com. You can reach him at email@example.com or on Twitter @JFMcMullen