Tim McManusESPN staff writer2 minutes to read
Philadelphia – The Eagles had a number of personnel moves on Saturday, including the firing of a veteran cornerback Greedy Williams.
Williams was signed to a one-year deal in March, but has been unable to climb the depth chart this summer. He played the past three seasons with the Cleveland Browns, making 21 appearances.
The Eagles also waived cornerback Zech McPhearson and receiver Tyrie Cleveland with injury designations. Cleveland suffered a concussion and neck injury in a Thursday preseason game against the Browns, while McPherson has lost the season due to a torn Achilles.
Cleveland, who was carried off on a stretcher after landing on his head and neck area, will still be paid and will remain under the Eagles’ sponsorship, a source said, as the move is seen as procedural and the team believes he will. Go without prompt and go back to the injured reserve list.
In other moves, Philadelphia signed defensive tackles Robert Cooper, Marvin Wilson, Caleb Sanders, linebackers Terek Maddox Williams and Quinton Bell, waived defensive tackle Noah Ellis due to injury, and released rookie player Ty Zentner, who was competing with veteran Arjen Sipos. Punishment duties.
McPherson was injured in the second quarter Thursday after breaking up a pass over the middle. He was unable to put any weight on his right leg and was helped off the field before being moved inside. His loss increases the importance of Josh Jobe, a sophomore cornerback out of Alabama, who enjoyed a solid summer, and opens the door for players like Josiah Scott and Mario Godrich to be on the roster.
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