The Philadelphia Eagles waived two players on Friday evening, according to an official announcement from the team: defensive tackle Bruce Hector and undrafted rookie free agent cornerback Prince Smith.
Hector and Smith were long shots at best to make the 53-man roster so this news hardly comes as a surprise. Here’s what we previously wrote about their outlooks heading into training camp:
BRUCE HECTOR — Hector originally signed with Philly as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2018. He’s hung around on the back of the roster and practice squad since. This could be his final chance to make a good impression.
PRINCE SMITH — Smith earned the ninth highest guarantee out of the Eagles’ 13 undrafted rookie free agent signings. Likely a camp body who tops out at making the practice squad.
Waiving these two players opens up roster spots for the reported re-signings of Vinny Curry and Marcus Green. As of this publish time, the Eagles have yet to officially confirm those two returns.
The Eagles currently have 80 players on their active roster, including Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Brooks on active/physically unable to perform. Lane Johnson, Nathan Gerry, and Jordan Mailata are on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Matt Leo doesn’t also count towards the Eagles’ roster due to exemption.