Report: Eagles’ Releasing Safety Jaquiski Tartt
The Eagles will be releasing veteran safety Jaquiski Tartt, according to Adam Caplan of Inside the Birds.
Tartt was signed back in June after starting 14 games for the 49ers last year and 80 games throughout his seven year career, all in San Francisco.
With Tartt out of the mix, Marcus Epps is clearly the teams starting safety with Anthony Harris likely to occupy the other safety spot.
"I think we have good competition in that group, led by Marcus [Epps]," said Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni.
"Marcus Epps has taken a little bit of a leadership role, more than last year because he's playing more, and his production is high, and he does everything right," said Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon. Anthony Harris is another one. He's been a leader since I met him as an undrafted rookie in Minnesota, so he has leadership traits."
With Tartt gone, it could mean Josiah Scott has eartned a roster spot, who the team has moved from slot corner, over to safety this training camp.
"Typically, you've seen you've have corners that slide inside or you have safeties that can slide inside," Gannon explained. "It's really just, you said it. It's really their skill set for those two guys kind of fit, within our scheme, what we are asking those guys to do."
I have been saying on The Sports Bash that I expect the team to find a safety outside of the organization after teams cut down to the required 53 players by Tuesday at 4pm.