Eagles Cut Jaiquawn Jarrett, Sign Mardy Gilyard

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 13: Larry Fitzgerald #11 of the Arizona Cardinals dives for extra yardage after catching a pass at the goal line while being chased by Jaiquawn Jarrett #26 (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

The Eagles have cut ties with their 2nd round pick from last year, Jaiquawn Jarrett.

Mardy Gilyard has been signed to take his place on the roster.

The move might not be a shock to fans, but it certainly has to be a disappointing one for the Eagles to make. Jarrett will finish his Eagles career with 22 total tackles, 15 of which were solo. He appeared in 12 games for the Eagles.

The move to sign Gilyard has been expected since yesterday. With Jeremy Maclin hurting after the Eagles win in Cleveland, the team could not go into this weekends game in Baltimore with the receivers they have now. Gilyard was very impressive during the pre-season, and should add another deep threat to this offense.

With Jarrett off the roster, the Eagles now have 4 safeties- 2 of which were not active last week. Newly signed David Sims will now step in and start if either Kurt Coleman or Nate Allen were to go down. Colt Anderson is generally not thought of as a possibility at safety, and is on the team strictly for his special teams play.

The big news, however, is Howie Roseman admitting so early in Jarrett's career that drafting him was a mistake. You could give credit to him for admitting it so soon and not keeping Jarrett on the roster just to save face, but at the end of the day, taking Jarrett in the 2nd round goes down as a big stain on Roseman's resume.

[Note by JasonB, 09/11/12 4:39 PM EDT ] The Eagles also released TE Chase Ford from the practice squad and added TE Derek Carrier. He's one of those TEs that also played basketball in college. Get a little more background on him here.

Follow Eliot Shorr-Parks on Twitter at @EliotShorrParks

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