Eagles Release RB Matthew Tucker

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

The Eagles have released running back Matthew Tucker due to a non-football injury, the team announced.

Tucker signed with the Birds as an undrafted free agent out of TCU in 2013. He spent last year on the practice squad and was active for two games as a rookie. Chip Kelly praised Tucker last offseason, but he was going to be on the roster bubble if healthy this year.

The Eagles have kept three running backs in the past, and the top three this year are clear in DeMarco MurrayRyan Mathews and Darren Sproles.

If Kelly opts to keep a fourth back, Kenjon Barner would be the favorite to land a spot.

Tucker’s release could open up a spot for Villanova RB Kevin Monangai.

Lovett heading to Cal

Former Eagles defensive backs coach John Lovett is moving on. According to SI.com, he has been hired by Cal to be their cornerbacks coach.

Lovett coached the Eagles’ defensive backs for two seasons but was moved to the scouting department this offseason to make way for new DBs coach by Cory Undlin.