Eagles Release Chris Maragos

The Eagles released veteran defensive back Chris Maragos, according to Field Yates of ESPN.com (on Twitter). Maragos was once a standout special teamer for Philly, but it appears that he is no longer in their plans. The veteran was scheduled for free agency in March, so the transaction basically gives him a head start on his job search.

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Maragos, 32, has been in the NFL for eight years and has spent the last four years with the Eagles. He never lit up the stat sheet as a special teams specialist, but he was considered to be an important locker room figure and a difference-maker in the third facet of the game.

Maragos was limited to just six games in 2017 thanks to a lingering knee injury and spent all of 2018 on the PUP list. It’s not immediately clear whether Maragos will look to play elsewhere or retire.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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  1. Sheep8

    Ok, I do not understand this, but has to be a reason. If he was to be a free agent, then why release him? Professional courtesy? Get under the 90 man off season roster limit or give them flexibility for that?

    • Chromimw

      Guy hasn’t played in a season and a half. What’s not to understand?

    • Polish Hammer

      He was a very good special teamer but had a big salary for his role. Between his salary and injuries he became expendable.

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