The Philadelphia Eagles waived tight end Alex Ellis to make room for Jason Peters on their 90-man roster, according to an official announcement from the team.
I’m at least a little surprised the Eagles parted ways with Ellis. I recently wrote about how he had a chance to push for the third tight end spot behind Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert.
This offseason would’ve marked Ellis’s first full one in Philly since he originally joined the Eagles last August. It would’ve been interesting to watch him since he showed some good flashes in last year’s practices and preseason games. He demonstrated ability as a pass catcher, a blocker (Eagles used him as a fullback in some goal line situations in the regular season), and a special teams contributor. Maybe Ellis can still do enough to make the team this year. He’s my preference for the No. 3 tight end spot.
With Ellis gone, the Eagles are down to just four tight ends: Ertz, Goedert, former practice squad promotion Josh Perkins, and undrafted rookie free agent signing Noah Togiai. The latter two players could now be competing for one roster spot with the more experienced Perkins having the advantage.
Eagles training camp is currently scheduled to begin in 11 days from now on July 28 but it remains to be seen if there will be any delays. It’s possible there could be some more roster tweaks ahead of camp.