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Eagles release Cole Manhart, per report

The end of an era.

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According to a report from Matt Lombardo of, the Philadelphia Eagles have released undrafted rookie free agent Cole Manhart. This move has been made in order to clear a roster spot for the signing of free agent guard John Moffitt, who is expected to officially sign with the Eagles on Monday.

Manhart originally signed with the Eagles shortly following the 2015 NFL Draft. It's at least a little interesting the Eagles are already giving up on him. Philadelphia guaranteed $10,000 of his 2015 salary along with giving him a $5,000 signing bonus. Those numbers are peanuts to NFL teams, so it's not a huge deal, but usually the undrafted free agents who receive bonuses like that aren't cut this soon. The Eagles must not have like what they saw during the team's spring OTA and minicamp practices.

The 22-year-old Manhart played tackle for Division II Nebraska-Kearney but projects as a guard in the NFL. Maybe he'll catch on with another team.

UPDATE: Moffitt has officially signed with the Eagles.

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