The Philadelphia Eagles have released veteran offensive lineman John Moffitt (among several other players), according to a report from Matt Lombardo of NJ.com.
This cut is far from a shocker considering how much Moffitt struggled this summer, but there was some thought he could have pushed for a roster spot since the Eagles don't have a lot of depth on the offensive line. For what it's worth, Moffitt graded as the second to worst overall guard in the preseason by Pro Football Focus. It was apparent he's been out of football for two years. Keep in mind Moffitt did not have the benefit of spending time with the Eagles during their spring workouts.
Moffitt was understandably rusty after coming out of retirement earlier this offseason. While Moffitt's comeback to the NFL might have failed (for now), it's still a good sign for him that he's been able to overcome his off the field issues and turn his life around.
With Moffitt gone, the Eagles might have potentially opened up a roster spot for an undrafted free agent such as Malcolm Bunche. Lombardo reports the Eagles are high on the rookie:
I could be wrong, but I'm told they like Bunche. A lot. #Eagles https://t.co/oAs34pZQOI— Matt Lombardo (@MattLombardo975) September 4, 2015