Eagles Announce 5 Roster Moves, Release Preseason Standout

Daeshon Hall

Getty Daeshon Hall, right, has three sacks this preseason and a ton of QB hurries.

The Eagles are slowly whittling their roster down to the 80-man limit. The team waived five players on Sunday, including preseason standout Daeshon Hall.

The decision to part ways with Hall was a bit of a surprise move considering Philadelphia’s lack of depth at defensive end. Then again, the 25-year-old was rarely active in 2019 and saw action in just nine games. He did finish with one sack and six total tackles.

The Eagles also released receivers Shelton Gibson and Marcus Green, along with defensive tackle Albert Huggins and cornerback Tremon Smith. The roster stands at 83 players (including Matt Leo who doesn’t count against the number as an international practice squad exemption) and the NFL deadline to get it down to 80 guys is Aug. 16, the first day of padded practices. That means two more cuts are due over the next few weeks.

Head coach Doug Pederson has reiterated the team is doing everything in its power to keep this year’s unprecedented training camp as normal as can be. Yes, they will wear masks and enforce social distancing when veterans report on July 28. Rookies and first-year players reported last week.

“We are going to keep everybody together, but we just might have to use the stadium [Lincoln Financial Field] and transition over there [NovaCare Complex] from time to time,” Pederson told reporters. “We’re going to socially distance when we are inside the buildings. We’re going to wear masks. We’re going to do all the protocols that we’ve been asked to do and we’re going to make that work.”

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Rookies Undergo COVID-19 Testing, Take Part in Photo Shoot

Eagles rookies showed up at the NovaCare Complex this weekend to organize their lockers and try on their uniforms. Of course, the players also had to undergo testing for COVID-19 before being cleared. There have been no reported positive tests on the team (knock on wood) and the new guys were excited to be in the building.

Linebacker Shaun Bradley wrote: “Damn. Feel like a lil kid.” Meanwhile, receiver Jalen Reagor shared a video of himself and quarterback Jalen Hurts dancing around at what appears to be a team photoshoot.

Safety K’Von Wallace also shared an Instagram story showing him trying on his midnight green helmet. Needless to say, everyone is excited to get the season started.

Wallace has emerged as an early favorite among Eagles fans for his energy — and for his hatred of the Dallas Cowboys. Remember, the former Clemson safety considers Brian Dawkins a mentor and even switched his Instagram picture to a cartoon Wolverine. Pressure? Nah.

“My game is unique. I feel like I’m a guy that just has a unique type of style, different type of style, new type of style of play,” Wallace said. “So I wouldn’t say I model my game after him [Dawkins], but I definitely took bits and pieces of the greats to do that, and he’s definitely one of them.”

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