Philadelphia released rookie cornerback Jordan Thomas on Monday in order to make room for East Stroudsburg wide receiver Tim Wilson on the 90-man roster. Wilson was one of 23 tryout players in the Eagles’ rookie minicamp over the weekend.
Wilson, who attended Radnor High School, measures in at 5-9, 170 pounds. He finished his ESU career with 133 receptions for 2,042 yards (15.4 average) and 16 touchdowns. Wilson also has experience as a returner. He logged 909 kick return yards (21.6 average) and 162 punt return yards (6.5 average).
The Eagles already have 11 wide receivers on the roster, so Wilson is clearly a long shot here. But the team obviously liked what they saw out of him in rookie minicamp.
As for Thomas, the waived player, it’s interesting to see his time last so short. The Oklahoma alumnus is an intriguing athlete who carries some character concerns. It’s unclear if that played a role in his dismissal.
In any case, Thomas is gone, and Wilson is here for the summer.