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Eagles expected to waive Miguel Maysonet


Well, that was quick! In what has come as a surprise to even Eagles Insider, Adam Caplan, the team is expected cut Stony Brook undrafted free agent, Miguel Maysonet. The small-school running back was one of the more high-profile rookie free agents that the team signed following this year's draft, and looked poised to compete with Chris Polk to be the third runner on the depth chart. The team even highlighted Maysonet in several videos on the team's website, so clearly this is a out-of-nowhere move by Chip Kelly and Co.

Maysonet started his college career with the now-defunct Hostra football program in 2009. After the team was ended by the school, he transferred to Stony Brook. During his time at Stony Brook, Maysonet dominated the small school competition. As a sophomore, he ran for 1,128 yards and 12 touchdowns. In 2011, he ran for 1,633 yards and 15 touchdowns. Not to be outdone (by himself), Maysonet left the best for his last year, with an astounding 1,964 yards and 21 touchdowns. He is more of a one-threat back with just 18 catches over 3 years at Stony Brook.

The signing of Felix Jones and perhaps the performance of Polk and TCU's Matthew Tucker, allowed for the team to drop Maysonet from the competition. Maysonet participated in rookie mini-camp, but was unable to take part in the first post-draft OTAs because his college class did not graduate until this weekend. Maysonet will seemingly get another look, as he has proven to have talent. The Eagles likely figured they had enough competitors at the running back spot and wanted to improve the battle at another spot .

Late-night update (10:57 p.m.):

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