Eagles waive three players, sign a receiver


The Philadelphia Eagles formally introduced some roster strikes on Wednesday. An summary:

  • QB Jamie Newman and WR Khalil Tate had been waived.
  • WR Trevon Grimes was waived/injured.

Along with these transactions, NFL insider Adam Schefter reported the Eagles agreed to phrases with free agent huge receiver Michael Walker.

Let’s type by this on a player-by-player foundation.


Essentially the most noteworthy and shocking improvement. There was thought that Newman was a draftable prospect. He figured to be a quarterback the Eagles might groom behind the scenes, not not like how the crew dealt with Nate Sudfeld. The Eagles waiving Newman leaves them with simply two quarterbacks on their roster: Jalen Hurts and Joe Flacco. Groups often carry no less than three passers (and generally 4 or 5) for coaching camp, so it looks as if they’ll be sure so as to add one other arm sooner or later.

Maybe Newman’s dismissal shouldn’t be shocking from the standpoint that the Eagles gave him no assured cash in his contract, not like all their different UDFA signings. Then once more, there was phrase (by way of a now deleted Gil Brandt tweet) that Newman was trying good in Philly:

Apparently not everybody agreed with the evaluation that was shared with Brandt. Curious.


The Eagles initially signed Tate as an undrafted rookie free agent final offseason. They introduced their intent to transform him from quarterback to huge receiver on the time. With the NFL limiting roster sizes to 80 gamers (versus the conventional 90) as a result of COVID considerations, nevertheless, the Eagles waived Tate final summer season. They didn’t carry him again to Philly till after the 2020 season. It seemed like he was going to get an opportunity to develop and maybe observe the Greg Ward path however clearly that isn’t the case now. Perhaps he wasn’t displaying sufficient promise in string this yr.


It’s a disgrace that Grimes acquired harm as a result of it appeared like he had an opportunity to push for a roster spot. On the very least, the 2021 undrafted rookie free agent signing was a stable guess to make the follow squad. Assuming Grimes clears waivers, the Eagles will be capable of put him on their injured reserve checklist. However he is perhaps waived with an harm settlement down the street.


Walker, 24, attended Boston Faculty and initially signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars after going unselected within the 2019 NFL Draft. The 5’11”, 194 pound pass-catcher missed the whole 2020 season. Walker is probably going a camp physique however he might theoretically win a roster spot if he exhibits promise as a returner. Walker logged 25.1 yards per kick return and 13.3 yards per punt return in school. On the very least, he’ll assist the Eagles fill reps in coaching camp practices and preseason video games.


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