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Philadelphia Eagles waive two wide receivers and a cornerback

Trimming the roster down.

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles-Minicamp Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles officially announced they have waived the following three players on Saturday afternoon: wide receiver Keevan Lucas, wide receiver David Watford, and cornerback Tay Glover-Wright.

None of these cuts are particularly surprising. They were all long shots to make the roster.

Watford is the most notable of the cuts because he was on Philadelphia’s practice squad last year. Watford played quarterback in college but the Eagles had him move to wide receiver.

Lucas signed with the Eagles following the Jordan Matthews trade. He also took Matthews’ old No. 81 jersey. He was just around to have an extra body in the slot during practice.

Glover-Wright was just another body for the Eagles at cornerback following a season-ending injury to undrafted rookie free agent defensive back Randall Goforth.

Normally the Eagles would be required to cut their roster down to 75 players following the third preseason game. That’s changed now, though, with one cut down straight from 90 to 53 after the final preseason game.

The Eagles appear to be getting a jump on their cuts but releasing some players who had no chance of making the roster.

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