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Roster Moves: Eagles waive 5 players ahead of veteran reporting day

The Eagles waived wide receiver Shelton Gibson, wide receiver Marcus Green, defensive end Daeshon Hall, defensive tackle Albert Huggins, and cornerback Tremon Smith on Sunday.

The transaction leaves the Eagles with 83 players on the roster, including defensive end Matt Leo, who is an international practice squad exemption for the 2020 season. The new Collective Bargaining Agreement provided teams with two options when it comes to Training Camp roster limits.

One option is the Eagles can cut the roster down to 80 (down from the usual 90) prior to July 28 when veterans report for camp. The other option is that they can wait until July 28 to begin making cuts but would have to conduct team activities in a split-squad format. With the latest transaction, it looks like the Eagles are choosing the former. In this case, the Eagles would need to make two more roster moves ahead of Tuesday.

Gibson was originally selected by the Eagles in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft and spent his first two seasons primarily contributing on special teams. The Eagles waived Gibson prior to the 2019 season before re-signing him back on January 1.

Like Gibson, Hall was also selected in the 2017 draft, but by the Carolina Panthers. Prior to signing with the Eagles late in the 2018 season, Hall had brief stints with the San Francisco 49ers and Houston Texans. He played 13 games during his time with the Eagles.

Green was taken by the Falcons in the sixth round of the 2019 draft but was waived after Training Camp. He quickly inked a practice squad deal in Philadelphia, which was where he stayed for the duration of the season.

Huggins, also entering his second NFL season, was waived after his second stint with the Eagles. The Eagles initially signed Huggins back on October 21 of last year before waiving him on November 30. After a short stay with the New England Patriots, he found his way back to Philadelphia on December 10 and stayed the remainder of the season.

Smith was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs during the 2018 draft but was waived prior to the 2019 campaign. After multiple stints with the Green Bay Packers, he landed in Philadelphia on a practice squad deal in December of 2019.

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