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Eagles waive CFL defensive back they signed earlier this year

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Make way for UDFA!

NCAA Football: Boise State at Virginia Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles waived defensive back Mercy Maston, according to an official announcement from the team.

In truly devastating news, the Eagles’ 2019 season is already over. They might as well forfeit all their games at this point.

The Eagles originally signed Maston to a reserve/future contract back in January after first working him out on Christmas Eve. Here’s what we wrote about him at the time:

Maston, 26, played cornerback at Boise State before heading up north to play for the Edmonton Eskimos. He has 57 tackles and two interceptions in 19 games played.

Maston was clearly signed as a camp body to help fill out the 90-man offseason roster. The Eagles deemed Maston expendable now that they need to clear some space for their undrafted free agent signings.

Speaking of those UDFA signings, the Eagles will likely officially announce them on Friday morning (May 10) right before rookie minicamp begins. That’s how they handled it last year.

Doug Pederson will have a press conference at 11:20 AM ET on Friday prior to the rookie practice that starts at noon. I’ll make sure to ask him how the team plans to overcome cutting Maston.

In the meantime, the Eagles’ roster currently stands at 80 players (including their unsigned draft picks).