Following the 53-man roster cutdown deadline Tuesday, many teams will make slight tweaks to their rosters. In addition to waiver claims, teams can begin constructing their 16-man practice squads today. These Cowboys, Eagles, Giants and Washington moves are noted below.
Here are Wednesday’s NFC East transactions, which will continue to be updated throughout the day.
The release of wide receiver Travis Fulgham was one of today’s more notable moves. Fulgham played a big role for the Eagles last year as the team was decimated by WR injuries. However, they didn’t see enough this summer to keep him on the 53-man roster. With Fulgham gone, the Eagles are left with J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Jalen Reagor, DeVonta Smith, Greg Ward, and Quez Watkins as their Week 1 receivers.
The Eagles announced that they’ve officially signed sixth-round safety JaCoby Stevens. Per the terms of his slot, the former LSU safety will earn $3.6MM on his four-year deal.
Stevens was a three-year starter for the Tigers, helping the program capture the 2019 National Championship. In total, Stevens notched 190 tackles, 21.5 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, and four interceptions across 42 games. Stevens struggled at times in his final year on campus, but scouts say he has the potential to play multiple positions in the secondary with occasional cameos at linebacker. He certainly has the size and athleticism to pull it off — the 6’1″ prospect weighs in at ~215 pounds and notched a 42” vertical jump at LSU’s pro day.
No matter where the Eagles slot him, Stevens says he’s ready to perform and outplay his No. 224 overall slot.
“I know that’s one of the things people are questioning because I’m playing linebacker here for the Eagles and I played safety at LSU,” said Stevens last month. “And that’s one thing that I said, I basically played linebacker at LSU as well. It’s just a position title.”
With Stevens signed, the Eagles have the majority of their draft class wrapped up. At the time of this writing, econd-round center Landon Dickerson stands as the last straggler.