The Eagles on Wednesday afternoon made a host of roster moves, including two that came as small surprises.
The team announced Wednesday that they dropped QB Jamie Newman, WR Khalil Take and dropped WR Trevon Grimes with an injury designation.
This means that two of the discarded players that most Eagles fans were most excited about will not even make it to training camp. Newman of Wake Forest had been the third quarterback on the Eagles’ roster, and Grimes was an exciting rookie out of Florida. Now the Eagles are down to two quarterbacks on the list: Jalen Hurts and Joe Flacco.
Earlier this offseason, NJ.com reported that Grimes underwent knee surgery, so he was not even allowed to show what he could do. If Grimes clears dropouts, he̵
The Eagles list had been 90, so it’s down to 87 for now.
But the Eagles have also reached contract terms with the wide receiver / returnee Michael Walker, his agent Sean Stellato confirmed to NBC Sports Philadelphia. Walker was rolled out in 2019 out of Boston College, but saw time as a rookie with the Jaguars, primarily as a kick-back. He averaged 22.8 yards per carry. Return in 2019.
It’s important to note that former Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell is now a member of the Eagles’ human resources department.
While it may come as a surprise that the Eagles released Newman, the details of his contract showed that they did not have to offer him much to get to Philly. He was the only UDFA in the seven-man class who did not receive any signing bonus or guaranteed money.
Meanwhile, Grimes received a signing bonus of $ 7,500 and guaranteed $ 82,500, which was the third most in the seven-man class. If he returns to IR, he will at least hold on to some capacity.
The five remaining UDFAs on the list this year are TE Jack Stoll, AND Kayode Awosika, WR Jhamon Ausbon, C Harry Crider and DE JaQuan Bailey.
The Eagles completed their off-season training program last week and begin reporting to training camp on July 27th.
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