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Eagles cut an offensive lineman


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The Philadelphia Eagles waived offensive lineman Tanner Hawkinson, according to an official announcement from the team.

The Eagles signed Hawkinson away from the San Francisco 49ers' practice squad during the 2015 season to promote him to their active roster. Philadelphia needed some extra offensive line depth at the time due to some injuries on their roster. Hawkinson was viewed as a tackle/guard player. He was only active for a few games and he didn't play a single snap for the Eagles last season.

Offensive line is a big position of need for the Eagles this offseason despite signing Brandon Brooks in free agency. There's still an opening for the left guard spot and the team's depth at tackle is light. The Birds are bound to address the offensive line in the 2016 NFL Draft. The team also recently hosted NFL veteran center/guard Stefen Wisniewski on a visit in Philadelphia.

The Eagles currently have 69 nice players under contract, which means they are 21 shy of the 90-man offseason limit.

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