The Round-Up: Former Eagles Find New Homes

Several players who were recently released by the Eagles already found new homes.

For starters, rookie wide receiver Russell Shepard is off to Tampa Bay.

The Eagles opted to part ways with the LSU product and held onto former Oregon standout Jeff Maehl.

Clay Harbor was let go in favor of Emil Igwenagu. The tight end now works for Gus Bradley.

Harbor isn’t the only one. Outside linebacker Chris McCoy has also been picked up by the Jaguars.

The Eagles only have three outside linebackers on the roster: Brandon Graham, Trent Cole and Connor Barwin. 

Another outside linebacker who was let go, Adrian Robinson, has been claimed off waivers by the Broncos, per Adam Caplan.

According to multiple outlets, the Eagles have been in contact with 24-year-old cornerback Roc Carmichael, who was recently waived by the Texans. The 5-10, 197-pound Virginia Tech product appeared in six games for Houston last season.

  • Dominik

    Damn it. Now I really don’t like the Maehl over Shepard move. You could have kept Maehl (and release him if you find a capable WR on the market) and Shepard if we wouldn’t have kept Marsh (or 6 CBs in general) or Coleman (5 Safeties).

    • Richaud Jeaffreson

      Sheppard was trying out to be a WR. Unfortunately in game situations, he couldn’t catch the ball.

  • Wilbert M.

    The Eagles really screwed this up. Why waste roster spots on Maehl and Igwenagu when we could have kept guys with real potential? Matthews instead of McCoy? McCoy flashed some real potential in the Jets game and Matthews looked like the same old Matthews who just can’t play. I would love to have been a fly on the wall when these decisions were made.

  • Will

    They finally find a LB in McCoy who tackles at the LOS and they release him?

    • mksp

      McCoy got destroyed in the run game….all he proved he could do was rush the passer against the Jets 3rd stringers….he was brutal against JAX.

  • BIGJES

    classy harbor

  • Bird of Prey

    I still can’t understand what the logic is keeping six mediocre corners, and getting rid of McCoy. Especially how he played in the preseason. I don’t understand how that gives the team the best chance at the beginning of the season. When injuries hit the OLBs what will he do then? Since Kelly has the last word on the roster, he may have a problem.

    • Will

      CB and Safeties what are they thinking? NOT!!! Remain calm and return fire!

  • docboy75

    We have the fourth slot for the waiver.. how did we only get one player?!? Did jacksonville and Kansas city peeked at our list or something? They got 14 players total between the two of them..

    • Will

      Good question?

  • Wilbert M.

    Not sure I understand your logic. Do you really want to keep slow receivers around just for their blocking ability? Harbor is a better blocker than Igwenagu anyway. Salas is just as good a blocker as Maehl and is faster. Avant and Cooper are good blockers as well. Shepard is versatile and could fill a lot more roles than Maehl ever could.

  • Wilbert M.

    Dom, you’re absolutely right. For years we watched Andy keep guys around who couldn’t get it done and also saw him cut guys who ended up being productive elsewhere. The guys at the end of the bench do end up playing and they can make a difference. We’ve seen the disasters that occured when David Sims or Matthews were forced into action due to injury.

  • Wilbert M.

    This is the first time I’ve been disappointed during the Chipper era.

  • mksp

    Harbor isn’t a better blocker than Igwenagu. Maehl is better on special teams than Salas and has elite quickness, if not speed. Also showed up in the 4th preseason game, whereas Salas was dropping passes left and right. Sucks to lose Shep to the Bucs though. I think Maehl could surprise people though.

  • OregonEagle

    We’re talking about the #4 TE and #5 WR on an offense designed to do a lot of running and short passing to the edge so yes I want guys willing and able to block.

    You wouldn’t build your passing game around Jeff Mahel but he’s quick enough to get open, he’ll go over the middle, and he catches the ball. I liked Salas but at the at the #5 WR I don’t think you’ve lost anything with Mahel.

    I think you have a better case with Matthews over McCoy but the season hasn’t started yet.

  • Septhinox

    Indeed…

  • BIGJES

    yeah that’s the cut that bothers me the most.Have a feeling this guy is gonna be a stand out

  • Richaud Jeaffreson

    No more 27 year old Canadians!

  • Justin

    All 8 months of it?