The Philadelphia Eagles officially announced several roster moves on Wednesday morning.
First, the team released cornerbacks Ron Brooks and Mitchell White. They also signed free agent linebackers Carlos Fields and Christian Tago.
Brooks is a notable cut since he was the team’s starting slot cornerback last year before going down with a season-ending quad injury. The Eagles signed the former Bills player in free agency last offseason.
It’s not surprising the Eagles released Brooks, however, because he’s missed a lot of practice time and game action this summer. Patrick Robinson appears to be the new favorite to start in the slot. Newly acquired corner Dexter McDougle might also push for that spot.
The Eagles save $1 million in cap space by cutting Brooks.
White was just a camp body. The Eagles previously cut him a few weeks ago only to bring him back a few days later.
As for the new guys, Fields is a 26-year-old who’s bounced around the league. He’s been with eight different teams since being an undrafted free agent in 2014. He’s been active for six games in his career. Tago, 23, signed with the Falcons as an undrafted free agent earlier this year. Atlanta cut him in June.
The signing of these two linebackers indicates the Eagles are evaluating depth options at that position.
The Eagles’ roster currently stands at 86 players. NFL teams must trim their roster down to the 53-man limit by 4:00 PM Eastern on Saturday, Sept. 2.