PHILADELPHIA ( - The road to 53 began Friday with the Eagles waiving/injured wide receiver Paul Turner, according to CSN Philly.

Turner developed into a fan favorite last summer as a sure-handed receiving option on a team plagued by the dropsies. Eventually, he worked his way on the roster and caught nine passes for 126 yards in four regular-season games.

A push for a 2017 roster spot was derailed, however, by a fractured scapula suffered early in camp.

The Eagles reached an injury settlement with Turner so he will not revert to injured reserve if he clears waivers.

-John McMullen covers the Eagles and the NFL for You can reach him at or on Twitter @JFMcMullen

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