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Eagles roster cuts: Chris Givens reportedly released


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The Philadelphia Eagles have released wide receiver Chris Givens, according to a report from NFL insider Rand Getlin.

This news comes as a surprise. The 26-year-old Givens wasn't necessarily considered a lock to make Philadelphia's final 53-man roster by any means, but most figured he'd at least make it past the first cut.

Givens' release shouldn't be a total shock considering his lack of production this summer. His first and only catch of the preseason took place last evening in the Eagles' victory over the Colts.

The Eagles signed Givens to a one-year contract earlier this offseason. The former Rams and Ravens receiver had experience playing with Eagles starting quarterback Sam Bradford in St. Louis.

With Givens gone, the Eagles' roster now stands at 83 players. More cuts are coming soon. All 32 NFL teams are required to cut their rosters down to the 75-man limit by 4:00 PM ET on Tuesday, Aug. 30.

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