The day has finally come.
The Philadelphia Eagles are waiving Wendell Smallwood, according to a report from NFL insider Ian Rapoport.
There was some thought the Eagles might keep Smallwood as a fifth running back on the 53-man roster but there was really no need to do that. Smallwood is a replacement level talent at best. It was time to move on.
With Josh Adams and now Smallwood gone, the Eagles are going into 2019 without both of their top two leading rushers from last year. The duo combined for 875 yards in 2018. The Eagles will hope to have much more success with the group of Miles Sanders, Jordan Howard, Darren Sproles, and Corey Clement this season.
Smallwood, a fifth-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, finishes his Eagles career with 211 attempts for 850 yards (4.0 average) and five rushing touchdowns. He also logged 47 receptions for 388 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns. Smallwood returned one of his 15 career kick returns for a touchdown back in 2016.
It wouldn’t be a shock if Smallwood catches on with another team. We’ll see.