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Eagles Waive DE Marcus Smith And Sign LB Steven Daniels


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Shortly after parting ways with former starting left guard Allen Barbre, the Eagles waived defensive end Marcus Smith and signed linebacker Steven Daniels.

Marcus Smith was the Eagles' first-round pick in 2014. He was drafted to play outside linebacker in the 3-4 front and made the transition to 4-3 defensive end in 2016. He played in 37 games in his three seasons with the team and recorded just four sacks.

This offseason, the Eagles signed veteran defensive end Chris Long in free agency and used the 14th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft on another end in Derek Barnett.

Daniels, meanwhile, was with the team briefly in the spring. The Eagles claimed Daniels off waivers from Washington in May before being waived on June 1. A seventh-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft out of Boston College, Daniels landed on Injured Reserve as a rookie with a torn labrum. Daniels was a three-year starter at middle linebacker for Boston College, recording 267 tackles, 30 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks, and three interceptions. He earned first-team All-ACC honors as a senior.

Dave Spadaro has much more on the Smith and Barbre moves in his On the Inside column.

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