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Eagles cut Jamon Brown, sign that random dude who caught a touchdown against the Ravens

The Jamon Brown era is over.

NFL: OCT 18 Ravens at Eagles Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles released veteran offensive guard Jamon Brown and signed practice squad tight end Jason Brown to their roster, according to an official announcement from the team.

No one will be surprised to see the Eagles move on from Brown. He looked terrible while starting in place of Matt Pryor at right guard in Week 6. Brown allowed two sacks, three hurries, and four quarterback hits during the Eagles’ loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Pro Football Focus has Brown graded as the worst pass blocking guard in the entire NFL.

We can at least be thankful that Brown made us laugh:

With Brown gone and Matt Pryor still on the reserve/COVID-19 list, the guess here is that the Eagles will move Nate Herbig back to right guard and start Sua Opeta at left guard. Opeta has more expereince lining up on the left side.

As a reminder, the Eagles will be starting their SIXTH different offensive line combination in seven games this week. To recap:

Week 1 — LT Jason Peters, LG Isaac Seumalo, C Jason Kelce, RG Nate Herbig, RT Jack Driscoll

Week 2 — LT Jason Peters, LG Isaac Seumalo, C Jason Kelce, RG Nate Herbig, RT Lane Johnson

Week 3 — LT Jason Peters, LG Nate Herbig, C Jason Kelce, RG Matt Pryor, RT Lane Johnson

Week 4 — LT Jordan Mailata, LG Nate Herbig, C Jason Kelce, RG Matt Pryor, RT Lane Johnson

Week 5 — LT Jordan Mailata, LG Nate Herbig, C Jason Kelce, RG Matt Pryor, RT Lane Johnson

Week 6 — LT Jordan Mailata, LG Nate Herbig, C Jason Kelce, RG Jamon Brown, RT Jack Driscoll

Week 7 — LT Jordan Mailata, LG Sua Opeta (?), C Jason Kelce, RG Nate Herbig (?), RT Lane Johnson

The Eagles signed Croom — who caught a touchdown pass during his one snap played against the Ravens — because they needed help at tight end. With Dallas Goedert still on injured reserve and Zach Ertz reportedly expected to miss a month, the Eagles were down to just Richard Rodgers and Hakeem Butler as the only two healthy tight ends on the 53-man roster. And Butler only started transitioning from wide receiver to tight end a few weeks ago.

Croom led all Buffalo Bills tight ends in receptions in 2018 with 22 for 259 yards and one touchdown. So, he has some experience playing in the NFL. I don’t think opponents will exactly be shaking in their boots when they see him and/or Dick Rod on the field, though.

The Eagles are still expected to elevate T.Y. McGill and Prince Tega Wanogho from the practice squad to the game day roster for Thursday night’s matchup against the New York Giants. Still waiting on official word about that.