Roster move: Eagles released cornerback Craig James

Posted on July 18, 2022

The Philadelphia Eagles have released cornerback Craig James. The roster move was announced Monday, July 18.


Cornerback Craig James kicked off his NFL career in 2018. The Minnesota Vikings signed him as an undrafted free agent. He was cut and re-signed after the season began, making his rookie debut in early December against the New England Patriots. James played three games on special teams and was waived during final roster cuts before the 2019 season.

The Eagles signed James, and the cornerback made his first appearance for The Birds in October 2019. After a one-year extension, he remained in Philadelphia, spending the majority of the season on the injured reserve list.

In 2021, James never made it to the active roster. The Eagles released him today, Monday, July 18.

In 21 games (one start) with the Eagles, James finished with 17 total tackles, one fumble recovery, and one pass deflection that sealed a win for Philadelphia.

The Eagles now have 13 remaining cornerbacks on their active roster who will be fighting for a spot. The large group was obtained to find a cornerback to play opposite of Darius Slay. However, after Philadelphia signed former New York Giants’ James Bradberry, fans should expect a slew of releases  in the future.

Training camp begins next week, Tuesday, July 26.

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Alicia was born and raised in Philadelphia, becoming an avid Eagles fan as a child. She graduated from Penn State University and now works in the medical field. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and baking.

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