Eagles release Travis Fulgham, last season’s leading receiver

Posted on October 11, 2021

The Philadelphia Eagles have returned home from Charlotte. After pulling off a comeback win during Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers, they wasted no time getting to work.

Monday afternoon, the Eagles cut their leading receiver from the 2020 season, Travis Fulgham.

The Detroit Lions drafted Fulgham in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. He made his rookie debut late in the season but was eventually waived by the Lions before the 2020 season. The Green Bay Packers claimed him off waivers and waived him again nine days later.

Fulgham then made his way to Philadelphia after the Eagles claimed him. The wide receiver was promoted to the active roster, catching his first pass in the NFL and his first career touchdown. Fulgham went on to have a remarkable five-week streak, finishing the season with 38 receptions for 539 receiving yards and four touchdowns. His total receiving yards were the most by any receiver on the Philadelphia Eagles last season.

Fulgham did not make the 53-man roster and was signed to the practice squad. Today, the Eagles released him from the team.

The Eagles also released tight end Nick Eubanks. The Dallas Cowboys originally signed Eubanks as a rookie free agent following the 2021 NFL Draft.

In exchange, Philadelphia signed linebacker Christian Elliss and tight end Noah Togiai. The Vikings signed Elliss as a rookie free agent out of Idaho. As a starter in his three past seasons, he had a career-high 104 tackles in 2019. The Eagles signed Elliss to the practice squad earlier this year. Togiai signed as a rookie free agent by Philadelphia following the 2020 NFL Draft. He was released during final roster cuts and claimed by the Indianapolis Colts. Togiai played in four games, recording zero stats.

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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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