Philadelphia Eagles part ways with 3 more players as roster trimming continues
The Philadelphia Eagles continued to clear roster space for undrafted rookies Thursday by parting ways with three players.
The Birds waived fullback Andrew Bonnet and running back Terrell Watson, while terminating the contract of offensive guard Josh LeRibeus. That puts Philly’s roster, with draft picks included, at 80 players, with 10 spots available for new faces.
Philly has not yet announced undrafted additions, but it’ll likely do so sometime in the next couple of days.
Bonnet, quarterback Carson Wentz’s teammate at North Dakota State, spent a bit of time on Philadelphia’s practice squad last season but never appeared on the 53-man roster. Watson, known for a remarkable backstory, signed with the Eagles late last year and made his debut in a season-ending win over the Cowboys.
He finished with 28 yards and one touchdown on nine carries.
LeRibeus was a third-round pick of the Redskins in 2012, who started 11 games for Washington in 2015. But the former SMU guard didn’t make the team last year, and he signed with the Eagles this offseason hoping to revive his career, a goal which is unlikely to come to fruition after Thursday’s news.
The Eagles waived/injured defensive tackle Aziz Shittu and wide receiver Dom Williams earlier this week to begin the process of roster trimming. The Birds still could make several tweaks before rookie minicamp opens May 12 and OTAs begin May 22.
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