Eagles Waive WR Dorial Green-Beckham

The Eagles have waived wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, the club announced today. In a related move, Philadelphia has signed quarterback Dane Evans to a three-year contract.Dorial Green-Beckham (Vertical)

Green-Beckham’s stint with the Eagles is now over after less than a calendar year, as Philadelphia acquired DGB from the Titans in mid-August of 2016, sending offensive lineman Dennis Kelly to Tennessee in the process. Betting on Green-Beckham’s draft pedigree and natural athleticism, the Eagles decided to give the former second-round choice a chance despite persistent questions about his work ethic.

While playing as the Eagles’ third wideout behind Jordan Matthews and Nelson Agholor, Green-Beckham saw action on roughly 57% of Philadelphia’s offensive plays, but didn’t do much with those snaps. On 74 targets, DGB managed only 36 receptions for 392 yards and two touchdowns. The Eagles have since acquired multiple receivers, including free agents Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith and draft picks Mack Hollins and Shelton Gibson, lessening the need for Green-Beckham.

As Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer notes (Twitter link), the Eagles are aiding Green-Beckham by waiving him now as opposed to later this summer, as he’ll have a chance to latch on with another club before training camps begin. Entering only his age-24 campaign, DGB still offers youth and upside despite his struggles through two NFL seasons, and — if he’s not claimed off waviers — he’ll enter a free agent receiver market dominated by veterans such as Anquan Boldin, Vincent Jackson, and Stevie Johnson.

Evans, meanwhile, went undrafted out of Tulsa earlier this year after completing 59.5% of his passes for 3,348 yards, 32 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions during his senior season. In a predraft scouting report, Pro Football Focus said Evans has an excellent arm but inconsistent touch and a sub-par ability to read opposing defenses.

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15 comments on “Eagles Waive WR Dorial Green-Beckham

  1. Connorsoxfan

    I know his guy has issues but he should still drum up a lot of interest. If the Pats weren’t so loaded at WR I would like him to go there, frankly I wouldn’t mind if they moved a couple of the guys out at the bottom, like maybe find a taker for Amendola and have DGB become WR4 or 5.

    • Austin0723

      Wouldn’t surprise me if they just take him for extra competition I don’t think they ever filled the 90 roster

  2. Polish Hammer

    All the tools and no toolbox. As gifted as Megatron but never put it together.

    • DetroitDave84

      Please don’t ever compare a potentially talented receiver with one of the best of all time at the position. It minimizes the grace, beauty and talent of Megatron!

      • Polish Hammer

        No, it actually compliments him that he had the abilities but also the sense to put he training, work and game day effort in to take his craft to a whole different level. This clown has physical abilities that were off the charts, in Megatron territory, yet squandered them.

  3. Polish Hammer

    Philly have him every chance to step up, first his slow start was blamed on the short lead up to the season and learning the playbook. But as the season went on the effort was never there. This offseason he was literally fighting for a paycheck and dialed it in anyway, why keep a guy like that around knowing you’re going to dump him anyway? Philly did him a favor cutting him now, somebody else will take a chance on his abilities and $.02 brain and realize there just isn’t any motivating him.

  4. Conman

    I bet he gets claimed by someone. His guaranteed money has already been paid by TEN. You could take a flyer on him for no risk. Cut him at anytime and owe nothing. If he gets through waivers however there will have to be a new contract….

    • ARKScout

      I agree….perfect fit for both sides, great coaching and a great system for his skill set while no pressure to contribute too much immediately with the Packers depth at receiver…he can offer a dimension at WR the Packers are lacking as well as give the team an added option in 2018 with the impending free agency of Davante Adams. Low risk and super high reward move for Green Bay….It makes so much sense that it’s almost certain NOT to happen…Jordy Nelson is a great receiver and a great influence to learn under for someone like DGB…and the Packers environment is perfect to get him on the right track….Nelson, Adams, Cobb, DGB, Geronimo Allison, Jeff Janis, D’Angelo Yancey, Malachi Dupree, and Trevor Davis….and we some training camp depth and competition…with all due respect you can’t argue that DGB doesn’t carry more upside than any of the Packers young receivers on the roster…why not bring him in…Come on Ted, take a chance, you have nothing to lose and a potential future starter to gain.

  5. Polish Hammer

    Of course somebody will be intrigued enough to take a chance. But Philly was desperate for WRs and cut him from the 90 man roster, how can you expect him to make a 53 man roster and then be active on game day? He’s fools gold!

    • Regi Green

      Eagles were desperate for recievers,but theyre not now.cutting him is more of a numbers game.we still have 8 recievers that could be on nfl rosters when the season begins,here or elsewhere.

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