The Paul Turner era in Philadelphia has come to an end.
***Observed moment of silence***
As they say, the first cut is the deepest.
Turner’s release hardly comes as a surprise. He suffered a significant shoulder injury early on in training camp and missed nearly all of the team’s practices and preseason games. Turner isn’t expected to be fully healthy until a few more weeks.
Turner would hardly have been a lock to make the team if he was healthy, but he at least could have pushed for a sixth roster spot or a practice squad job.
Eagles fans came to love the undrafted Turner after he had a strong preseason last summer. In a group of Philadelphia wide receivers that looked just awful, Turner at least showed some competency.
The Eagles kept Turner on their original 53-man roster last year before sending him down to the practice squad. He got the call up back to the main team later in the year.
Turner finishes his Eagles career with nine receptions for 126 yards in four games played.
He’s a summer legend we’ll never forget.
At the same time, it’s nice to know he’s no longer one of the team’s best receivers.
The Eagles’ roster now stand at 86 players as of the publish time of this post. 33 more players to go.