Eagles sign cornerback to practice squad, release preseason star Deon Cain

Posted on October 31, 2022

The Eagles signed cornerback Javelin Guidry to the practice squad Monday and released preseason star receiver Deon Cain.

Guidry, 24, spent time with the Jets, Cardinals and Raiders. He was originally signed by the Jets after the 2020 draft.

Guidry started five games and played in 28 games in his first two seasons, with the Jets. He had 70 tackles, four forced fumbles and three passes defended. He played his college ball at Utah.

This season, he played four games for the Raiders, getting 18 defensive snaps in one game and playing on special teams in every game.

In three preseason games, Cain, 26, led the Eagles with eight catches for 106 yards, several grabs of the acrobatic type. He was thought to have a shot at making the 53-man roster given his preseason play.


Eagles coach Nick Sirianni confirmed rookie defensive tackle Jordan Davis has an ankle injury, suffered in Sunday’s win over the Steelers. The injury reportedly is a high ankle sprain.

Sirianni, as is his custom, did not provide a timetable for Davis’ return. Typically, high ankle sprains are a 4- to 6-week injury.

Davis has played all seven games, with 14 tackles while playing 33 percent of the defensive snaps.

“Still working through that,” Sirianni said, when asked if the injury is a high ankle sprain.

“I’m never going to put a timetable on him, and I know you didn’t ask for a timetable, but probably not going to be going this week.

“We’ll see how it goes and how everything is working through it. Like you said, he has an ankle [injury], but I don’t know the extent of it yet, of how long he’s going to be out.”

Sirianni said the team does not have yet know if the injury is “significant.”

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