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Eagles lose Casey Toohill to NFC East rival

Great roster management!

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Well, the Philadelphia Eagles won’t be getting Casey Toohill back on their practice squad.

The Birds lost their 2020 seventh-round draft pick to the Washington Football Team, who claimed the Stanford alumnus off waivers on Wednesday.

It’s a shame because Toohill showed enough promise to make the Eagles’ 53-man roster after doing some nice things in training camp.

Losing Toohill ultimately might not be a huge deal. There’s no guarantee he turns into a good NFL player. He didn’t make much impact in the only game he played this year (Week 2) and he was a healthy scratch otherwise.

But the Eagles waiving a 24-year-old with upside just so they can activate a 32-year-old Vinny Curry from injured reserve is very short-sighted. It speaks to the Eagles being focused on trying to win a terrible NFC East instead of caring more about their long-term outlook, which should be the real priority after a 1-3-1 start.