The Philadelphia Eagles re-signed Cre’Von LeBlanc on Monday morning, according to an official announcement from the team.
Everyone can now breath a sigh of relief. Strap is back.
The Eagles cut LeBlanc on Sunday afternoon in order to make room for waiver claim Jason Huntley on the 53-man roster. The Eagles couldn’t simply open up a spot by immediately placing a player on injured reserve so they opted to use the LeBlanc loophole instead. As a vested veteran, LeBlanc was not subject to waivers, so the Eagles were able to just re-sign him after they put two players — Will Parks and Quez Watkins — on IR later on Sunday.
One would imagine the Eagles communicated their intentions with LeBlanc to let him know they weren’t actually moving on from him. Still, the Eagles ran the risk of another team jumping in and offering LeBlanc a raise. For Philly’s sake, thankfully that didn’t happen.
This re-signing gives the Eagles five cornerbacks on the 53-man roster: Darius Slay, Avonte Maddox, Nickell Robey-Coleman, LeBlanc, and Craig James. Slay and Maddox are the two starters on the outside while NRC is poised to be the nickel guy. Strap offers depth in the slot and could see some playing time in certain defensive packages. James is a backup and special teams contributor. The Eagles also have Trevor Williams, who has starting experience, on the practice squad.
Welcome back, Strap.
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