One Day After Release, Eagles Bring Back Cre’Von LeBlanc
The Philadelphia Eagles are bringing back CB Cre'von LeBlanc, one day after they released the slot corner, to make room on the roster for running back Jason Huntley who they signed off waivers.
The Eagles placed safety Will Parks and rookie wide out Quez Watkins on the IR, then the team released LeBlanc to pick up Huntley. However, because LeBlanc was not subject to a waiver claim, they were able to bring him back without him getting claimed by another team. Sure the team ran the risk of LeBlanc signing with another team, but he knew how much the Eagles valued him, and returned to the team.
"Cre'Von [LeBlanc] is a guy that [has] played in big games for us," Eagles executive Vice President and GM Howie Roseman stated on Sunday.
"He's another guy, super competitive, somebody that has really risen to the occasion. And again, he's another guy that we wouldn't rule out bringing back if the opportunity arose."
Today they brought him back.
LeBlanc's numbers don't jump off the page, but he has provided quality depth in the Eagles secondary since coming to the team in 2018.
IN addition to LeBlanc, the Eagles cornerback room now consists of Darius Slay, Avonte Maddox, Nickell Robey-Coleman and Craig James
Cornerbacks Sidney Jones and Rasul Douglas, a pair of 2017 draft picks were also waived on Saturday, ending disappointing tenures with the team.
"You know, when we make these decisions, we try to make sure we are not making decisions just based on where guys were picked," Roseman explained. "I think that one of the things I've learned from some of the great general managers in this league is they understand when it is time to kind of move on, and I'm not just talking about that in regards to Sidney or any of the draft picks we let go today."
"I think when you talk about Sidney, he wants to be a really good player," Roseman continued. "Unfortunately when you look at what happened this training camp, we didn't have a much -- as much opportunity to evaluate him as we would have liked to."
When it came to Douglas, he was simply beat out by James and his ability to play special team, but also his ability to take advantage of the opportunities the team gave him.
"I think for us, with Rasul, when we look at that corner group, Craig James is a guy that obviously did a really nice job for us on special teams and he was a guy that every week during training camp, we kind of said as a staff, talking with our coaches, let's give him opportunities against better players, let's give him an opportunity against better competition, and he rose to the occasion."