The Philadelphia Eagles made a roster move on Tuesday evening. The team officially announced the signing of cornerback Mitchell White.
If that name sounds familiar, it’s because he’s the guy the Eagles cut just two days ago in order to make room for undrafted free agent wide receiver Rashard Davis. Welcome back, Mitch.
Philadelphia originally signed White to a futures/reserve contract shortly after the conclusion of the 2016 regular season.
White had a decent showing in spring practices. He hasn’t looked as good in training camp and the preseason, though. The former Canadian Football League corner has struggled with tackling, which is obviously a concern. He missed multiple tackles in practice on Saturday alone.
The Eagles had an open roster spot to work with after (finally) releasing veteran running back Ryan Mathews earlier today. Now the team’s roster is maxed out at the 90-man offseason limit.
Speaking of the roster, now’s a good time to remind you there’s no cut down to 75 players anymore. Now it’s just a straight shot from 90 to 53 at the end of the preseason. This change might benefit a player like White who could have been included in that first group of 15 releases.