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Eagles down to just four cornerbacks after cutting Strap


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In a true crime against humanity, the Philadelphia Eagles officially released Cre’Von LeBlanc on Sunday afternoon.

The Eagles needed to make a roster move in order to clear a spot for waiver claim Jason Huntley. (Read more about him here.) Howie Roseman previously emphasized that the Eagles aren’t able to immediately open roster spots for waiver claims by placing players on injured reserve.

Therefore, it’s possible the Eagles will bring Strap back once the Eagles are able to place player(s) on injured reserve. Will Parks, Jalen Reagor, and Genard Avery are among potential candidates for that designation.

But it’s also possible for another team to swoop in and sign Strap for themselves. Hopefully that doesn’t happen because he figures to be a good backup nickel cornerback and special teams contributor.

It’d be especially frustrating to lose Strap while keeping a player like Avery, who did nothing in training camp to justify his spot on the team. The Eagles already lost Noah Togiai by keeping Avery. That’s not the end of the world but still not preferable.

With Strap (temporarily?) gone, the Eagles are down to just four cornerbacks on the 53: Darius Slay, Avonte Maddox, Nickell Robey-Coleman, and Craig James. They’ll obviously have to add more help there if Strap doesn’t return.

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