Eagles Waive Five Players Ahead of Training Camp
The Eagles waived five players, including defensive end Daeshon Hall, defensive tackle Albert Huggins, cornerback Tremon Smith and receivers Shelton Gibson and Marcus Green on Sunday, as training camp is about to begin this week.
The moves bring the Eagles roster down to 83 players with the team set to report on Tuesday.
Hall may be the biggest surprise on the list, the former third-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft by the Panthers, had a shot to be a part of the Eagles defensive end rotation, which is up-for-grabs behind Brandon Graham and Derek Barnett.
Gibson, a wide receiver, was the teams fifth-round pick in 2017 and has appeared in 20 games during the 2017 and 2019 seasons for Philadelphia, is the most notable name on the list of cuts.
As for Green, he, like Gibson was a long-shot at a crowded wide receiver position.
The 23-year-old Huggins spent last season with the Eagles, playing in four games, making three tackles.
A Clemson product, Huggins was an undrafted free agent signing of the Texans in 2019. He was released and joined the Eagles, who released him after four games. New England signed him and released him and the Eagles brought him back in on a futures deal. He won two two national championships while playing for the Tigers.
While he showed promise, the team added Javon Hargrave and Malik Jackson is expected to be back and healthy.