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Eagles release a wide receiver before training camp starts

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The Philadelphia Eagles announced a minor roster move prior to the start of 2016 training camp. The team released wide receiver Jonathan Krause on Friday.

Krause, 24, originally signed with Philadelphia's practice squad in late September last season. He was eventually called up to the 53-man roster in late November. Krause was targeted four times last season. He had two receptions for a total of 11 yards.

This news has to be at least a little disappointing for Jordan Matthews. Krause and Matthews were college teammates together at Vanderbilt.

With Krause gone, the Eagles now have 87 players under contract. That means the team has three open roster spots to work with. It remains to be seen if they will be filled by the time rookies, quarterbacks, and select veterans report for Eagles training camp on Monday, July 25.

The Eagles are currently carrying 11 receivers on their roster: Jordan Matthews, Nelson Agholor, Josh Huff, Rueben Randle, Chris Givens, T.J. Graham, Cayleb Jones, Xavier Rush, Marcus Johnson, Paul Turner, and Hunter Sharp.