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Eagles waive Josiah Scott to free up roster spot

Making room for a Shaq Leonard signing?!

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The Philadelphia Eagles waived Josiah Scott on Tuesday afternoon, according to an official team announcement.

Scott was a healthy scratch for the Eagles’ Week 12 game. With six cornerbacks active ahead of him, he was the seventh guy at his position. And therefore clearly expendable.

The Eagles signed Scott, who previously spent time in Philly, away from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ practice squad in mid-October when they were banged up at nickel cornerback and safety. He was brought in to provide more depth there in addition to being asked to play on special teams.

Now that the Eagles are healthier in the secondary, they no longer need Scott.

By waiving him, the Eagles obviously have an open roster spot. How will like they look to fill it?

Well, the obvious assumption is that it could be for free agent linebacker Shaquille Leonard, who is reportedly set to visit the Eagles on Wednesday.

But with Leonard reportedly expected to make his decision over the weekend, the move could be about making a spot for UDFA linebacker Ben VanSumeren on the roster. The Eagles used up his three temporary practice squad elevations in order to have him contribute on special teams and provide emergency off-ball linebacker depth.

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