The Philadelphia Eagles have announced a few minor roster moves. The team has signed free agent wide receiver Freddie Martino. In order to make room for him on the active roster, Philadelphia released undrafted rookie free agent John Harris. The team also waived/injured 6'9" defensive end Frances Mays, who suffered a finger tendon injury.
Martino played Division II college football for North Greenville. He measures in at 6'0", 195 pounds. The 23-year-old Martino originally signed with the Atlanta Falcons following the 2014 NFL Draft. He spent time last year bouncing back and forth between the Falcons' practice squad and active roster. He was only active for one NFL game. The Falcons cut Martino late last week. Here's what Falcons SB Nation site The Falcoholic had to say about him:
"Martino was one of the more effective rookie wide receivers the Falcons tried out a year ago, and he wound up sticking around in some form all of last year. He figured to compete for a role this season, but with an increasingly crowded receiver depth chart, he was always likely to be one of the odd men out, particularly when you consider Bernard Reedy's superior special teams value. We wish Martino well, and hope he lands someplace where he'll shine."
Martino gives the Eagles an extra body at wide receiver during camp.
The Eagles originally signed Harris following the 2015 NFL Draft. He didn't do much to stand out in spring or summer practices.
Mays rejoined the Eagles this offseason after spending some time with the team last summer.