Philadelphia Eagles part ways with DT, WR to clear roster space
The Philadelphia Eagles began the process of clearing roster space for rookies Tuesday by parting ways with two longshots to make the team.
The Birds waived/injured defensive tackle Aziz Shittu (knee) and wide receiver Dom Williams (Achilles), the team announced on Twitter. The waived/injured designation means Shittu and Williams will hit the waiver wire, and if they pass through, they’ll work out an injury settlement with the team.
Shittu, 22, joined the Eagles as an undrafted free agent around this time last year and spent the 2016 season on the Birds’ practice squad. The Eagles’ decision to draft Washington defensive tackle Elijah Qualls made Shittu expendable.
Williams, meanwhile, was a former Washington State receiver who spent time with the Chargers last year and joined the Eagles this offseason. Philadelphia added two receivers in free agency and drafted two more over the weekend, putting the team in position to trim wideouts from the roster.
The Eagles have yet to announce undrafted free agent signings, but they’re typically active this time of year. And they’re already set to welcome their eight draft picks.
In other words, Philadelphia likely isn’t done making cuts this month as they find room for new faces.
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