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Eagles release practice squad cornerback to make room for practice squad safety

Changes to the scout team.

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Cleveland Browns Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles made another official change to their practice squad on Tuesday afternoon. The team released cornerback De’Vante Bausby in order to make room for safety Tre Sullivan.

Sullivan is the player who had a real bad gaffe in last week’s Eagles versus Falcons game. The 2017 undrafted free agent signing unnecessarily got too close to the ball on a punt return and ultimately got pushed into it, which allowed Altanta to recover with great field position.

The Eagles released Sullivan the day after he made his big mistake. The writing was on the wall for him in the first place, though, considering Philadelphia had traded for Deiondre’ Hall the week before. Sullivan’s release opened up a spot for Hall on the 53-man roster.

This marks the second year in a row where Sullivan will spend time on the practice squad. He gives the Eagles a fifth safety in practice behind Malcolm Jenkins, Rodney McLeod, Corey Graham, and the aforementioned Hall. Philadelphia also has Chris Maragos on the reserve/physically unable to perform list, which means he’s not eligible to be activated until Week 7 at the earliest.

It’s at least a little interesting to see that Bausby was cut in favor of Sullivan. The 25-year-old defensive back impressed during spring workouts and even began training camp as a real contender for the starting nickel corner job. But then Bausby struggled and ultimately fell out of the competition entirely. Now he’s gone from the team entirely.

Current Eagles practice squad

S Tre Sullivan

WR Braxton Miller

WR Reggie Davis

WR Dorren Miller

DT Treyvon Hester

RB Josh Adams

DE Joe Ostman

CB Chandon Sullivan

C Jon Toth

LB Joe Walker

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