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NCAA Football: Florida at Arkansas Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphiai Eagles waived wide receiver Dorren Miller to make room to sign undrafted rookie free agent guard Johnny Gibson, according to an official announcement from the team.

Gibson was one of the 27 tryout players who participated in the Eagles’ rookie minicamp over the weekend. Here’s a scouting report on him via DraftAnalyst.com:

Pos: Three-year starter with limited upside for the next level. Bends his knees, works to stays square and fights throughout the action. Quickly gets into blocks, effectively uses his hands and anchors in pass protection. Explosive and strong at the point of attack.

Neg: Lacks footwork in space. Average athlete who cannot finish blocks. More upper-body strong, lacks a dominant base and gets pushed back into the pocket.

Analysis: Gibson was given a late-round grade before the season but failed to improve his game and now moves towards the draft as a free agent. He possesses next-level size but is a limited athlete who can only play in a small area.

Gibson is likely just a camp body but it’s worth noting he’s the fourth UDFA guard they’ve signed. The team seems to be hoping that at least one of Ryan Bates, Sua Opeta, Nate Herbig, and/or Gibson is a keeper. The Eagles recently boosted their interior offensive line depth by re-signing Stefen Wisniewski, yes, but he’s only back on a one-year deal.

Miller originally signed to the Eagles’ practice squad back in September 2018. Selfishly, I’m glad he’s gone because it was a little confusing to have two receivers with the last name Miller on the team (Dorren Miller and Braxton Miller). For Dorren’s sake, here’s hoping he finds a new landing spot elsewhere.