The Eagles worked out Bausby last week. Here’s what we wrote at the time.
There was some thought Bausby could make the 53-man in Kansas City. He got second team work in camp and even saw some first team reps in dime packages as well. Here’s what our friends at Arrowhead Pride had to say after the news Bausby was cut.
“Bausby was an interesting undrafted free agent that the Chiefs picked up a couple years ago. He was hurt before that first season started and left Kansas City. After some time in Chicago he was back in Kansas City this offseason. Some of us thought he could make the Chiefs 53-man roster while other 53-man roster predictions had him getting cut so he was certainly on the bubble.”
Bausby has a nice combination of size and athleticism. The 6-1, 182 pound defensive back ran a 4.35 40-yard dash at his pro day in 2015.
Eagles head coach Doug Pederson has some familiarity with Baubsy given that the cornerback sign with the Chiefs back in 2015.
It’s kind of funny that the Eagles are signing a player who recently played for their upcoming opponent because that’s just what they did with Nate Sudfeld last week as well.
One player who didn’t get enough credit for the Eagles’ win over Washington? Practice squad QB and spy Nate Sudfeld.— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) September 12, 2017
Signing Bausby does make some sense, though, since Ronald Darby is reportedly going to be out for four to six weeks. The Eagles released C.J. Smith from their practice squad earlier on Tuesday so it looks like they view Bausby as an upgrade.
The Eagles’ practice squad is currently already full at 10 players so the Birds will need to cut someone loose in order to make room for Bausby.
UPDATE: The Eagles make it official. Philadelphia is cutting Greg Ward to make room for Bausby. The Eagles liked Ward’s potential but they’re already carrying six on the roster plus Bryce Treggs on the practice squad.
UPDATED LOOK AT THE 2017 EAGLES PRACTICE SQUAD
CB DeVante Bausby
OT Victor Salako
QB Nate Sudfeld
C/G Josh Andrews
TE Billy Brown
LB Nathan Gerry
OT Dillon Gordon
DT Justin Hamilton
RB Byron Marshall
WR Bryce Treggs