The Eagles claimed running back Jason Huntley on Sunday afternoon from the Detroit Lions and to make room for him on the 53-man active roster the team released cornerback Cre'Von LeBlanc.
Since he is a vested veteran, LeBlanc is not subject to waivers and can sign with another team immediately. He could also potentially return after the Eagles place someone on short-term Injured Reserve, which Howie Roseman said would happen on Sunday. If a player is placed on Injured Reserve prior to 4 PM on Sunday, that player is done for the season so the Eagles must wait until later in the afternoon to make such a move.
If the Eagles waived a non-vested player, that player would have been subject to waivers.
LeBlanc was slated to be the team's backup nickel cornerback behind Nickell Robey-Coleman exiting Training Camp. The Eagles currently have only four cornerbacks on the roster – Craig James, Avonte Maddox, Nickell Robey-Coleman, and Darius Slay.
Acquired off waivers from Detroit, LeBlanc has been a valuable reserve playing in 12 games (five starts) over the past two seasons. He's also appeared in three playoff games (two starts) for the Eagles registering five pass deflections and an interception.
Nicknamed Strap, the 5-10, 190-pound LeBlanc was a rookie free agent signing of the Patriots in 2016 out of Florida Atlantic. He spent two seasons in Chicago starting 10 games and a half-season with the Lions before arriving in Philadelphia.