The Philadelphia Eagles and former starting safety Anthony Harris have mutually agreed to cut ties.
The Eagles released Harris last week in an effort to finalize their 53-man roster. He was signed to the practice squad one day later. Now, according to Adam Schefter, the Eagles are planning to formally release him again to “maximize his flexibility to join another teams’ active roster.”
ANTHONY HARRIS’ SECOND RELEASE FROM THE EAGLES
Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Minnesota Vikings, Harris spent six seasons with them starting in 47 games before joining the Eagles. He was graded as a top-three safety in 2018 and 2019 by Pro Football Focus. Philadelphia signed Harris to a one-year contract in 2021, worth $4 million. He finished with one interception and 72 tackles, ranking 53rd among others in his position.
He was signed again to another one-year, $2.5 million deal this past offseason. The Eagles also signed former San Francisco 49ers Jaquiski Tartt. Despite Harris playing with the first-team defense during training camp, the Eagles signed defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson. They then released both Harris and Tartt on the day of final roster cutdowns. One day later, Harris was signed to the practice squad.
Despite Harris technically being a free agent, and having a chance to make it back on the Eagles’ line-up, the two have mutually agreed to part ways. Philadelphia will now officially allow him to sign with another team. In seven seasons, the 30-year-old has had 10 interceptions and 356 tackles.
The Eagles will now rely on starting safety Marcus Epps, as well as Gardner-Johnson.