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Eagles waive a player to make room for LeGarrette Blount

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Well, that didn’t last long. The Philadelphia Eagles waived/injured defensive tackle Charles Walker just a week after signing him as an undrafted rookie free agent. Walker will revert to the Eagles’ injured reserve list, just like Jerod Evans did, if he goes unclaimed.

The Eagles waived Walker in order to make room for the official signing of veteran free agent running back LeGarrette Blount. The 30-year-old Blount first agreed to terms with the Eagles on Wednesday.

The Walker news comes as a bit of a surprise because he doesn’t lack talent. NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper once said Walker could have been a first round if he stayed healthy and didn’t leave Oklahoma early.

With Walker out of the picture, the Eagles currently have six healthy defensive tackles on the roster: Fletcher Cox, Timmy Jernigan, Destiny Vaeao, Elijah Qualls, Winston Craig, and Justin Hamilton. Beau Allen suffered a pectoral injury this offseason and might not be ready to return to football until Week 1.

Philadelphia’s roster is currently at the maximum offseason limit of 90 players.