The Philadelphia Eagles waived wide receiver Johnny Holton, according to an official announcement from the team.
First the team cut Mercy Maston on Tuesday. And now Holton is gone, too?! Unacceptable. (Worst of all, I keep making these dumb jokes.)
Seriously, though, it’s a tough break for these waived players as the Eagles clear out roster space to make undrafted free agent signings. Philadelphia’s roster currently stands at 79 players, which is 11 shy of the 90-man offseason limit.
Holton originally signed a reserve/future contract with the Eagles back in mid-January. He was always a long shot to make the roster but his speed gave him a chance to stand out. Here’s what we wrote about him earlier this year:
Holton, 27, measures in at 6-1, 190 pounds. He originally signed with the Raiders as a rookie free agent following the 2016 NFL Draft. In 32 games played over three seasons, Holton has been targeted 22 times for 11 receptions, 252 yards (22.9 average), and three touchdowns. He also had six carries for 43 yards as a rookie. Holton has college experience as a kick returner.
The Eagles will officially announce their UDFA signings prior to the start of rookie minicamp this Friday, May 10.