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Eagles cut Braxton Miller to make room for Josh McCown signing

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Roster news.

NFL: MAY 28 Philadelphia Eagles OTA Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles made the previously reported Josh McCown signing official on Saturday evening. In a corresponding roster move, the team released wide receiver Braxton Miller.

The Eagles originally signed Miller to their practice squad early in the 2018 regular season. They never called him up to the 53-man roster, though, despite suffering multiple wide receiver injuries.

Miller really failed to stand out during the Eagles’ spring and summer practices. He was easily the team’s most invisible receiver so it’s not surprising that the former Ohio State quarterback is now getting cut.

Miller was especially expendable since pass catchers like Greg Ward and Marken Michel have stepped up in training camp practices and preseason games. Both players are potentially pushing for a fifth (or sixth?) receiver spot, though Mack Hollins might be the favorite for that role in part due to his special teams ability.

The Eagles’ roster is now full again at the 90-player offseason limit.