clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Eagles end the Khalil Tate experiment before it even began

New, comments

Well, so much for that.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 30 Arizona at Arizona State Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles waived undrafted rookie free agent signing Khalil Tate, according to an official announcement from the team.

Here’s what we had previously written about Tate’s outlook heading into training camp:

In the summer of 2018, Tate was a preseason Heisman candidate. In the summer of 2020, Tate is an undrafted rookie free agent quarterback trying to transition to receiver. The odds are stacked against the Arizona alumnus but perhaps with enough patience and development Tate can similarly follow Greg Ward’s path.

Tate was also a long shot but the COVID-19 shortened offseason further damaged his chances. I’m guessing the Eagles felt like they couldn’t afford to give him proper developmental time as they especially focus their efforts on preparing starters for the 2020 season instead.

Too bad to see that Tate won’t get a chance in Philly. Maybe some other team will take a look at him.

The Eagles’ roster now stands at 89 players, which is one shy of the 90-man offseason limit. To be determined if the Eagles plan on making another addition.