The Philadelphia Eagles waived tight end Jason Croom on Tuesday afternoon, according to an official announcement from the team.
The Eagles originally added the 26-year-old to their practice squad in late September. They elevated him for two games before fully signing him to their 53-man roster ahead of their Week 7 matchup. The Eagles needed tight end depth at the time with both Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert on injured reserve. With Goedert now back from IR, though, Croom was expendable.
Goedert and Richard Rodgers are currently the only tight ends on the roster. The team also has Caleb Wilson and Hakeem Butler on the practice squad so I would guess they’re not going to be looking to bring Croom back in that capacity.
Croom ended up playing 13 offensive snaps and 23 special teams snaps in his time with Philly. He did catch his sole target for a wide open one-yard touchdown reception, so at least we’ll always have that memory.
And, no, this doesn’t necessarily signal that the Eagles are freeing up a roster spot ahead of the NFL trade deadline because anyone they would trade for would receive a temporary exemption while going through COVID-19 testing.
I’d keep an eye on the Eagles potentially re-signing Anthony Rush to their roster. They hosted the second-year defensive tackle on a free agent visit last week, just like they did with linebacker Rashad Smith, who they just signed to their practice squad.