The Eagles have announced they have waived/injured wide receiver Lance Lenoir, safety Jared Mayden, and cornerback Jimmy Moreland. With those cuts, the team was able to trim the roster down to 85 by Tuesday’s 4 p.m. deadline.
Eagles have waived/injured WR Lance Lenoir, S Jared Mayden, and CB Jimmy Moreland. pic.twitter.com/Q3IsIlr0s7
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) August 16, 2022
Backfield Continues To See Trimming With Moreland, Mayden Cuts
Moreland, acquired back in May, was already on the bubble due to the depth the team possesses at the corner. He wasn’t able to play in Friday’s game due to an ankle injury. Can’t blame Philadelphia for wanting healthy backups.
Moreland’s departure could be further followed by corners like Tay Gowan, Mac McCain III, and Josiah Scott. Gowan had a solid first preseason game, which could equal a better security blanket than the rest of the fringe players.
Mayden’s cut comes after he saw four games and 38 defensive snaps (62 special teams snaps) during last year’s regular season. Though nabbing three tackles, he didn’t receive much in the way of defensive snaps against the Jets with 16 (25%) and was overshadowed by his counterparts.
Yesterday’s addition of safety Ugo Amadi made Mayden even more expendable. Reed Blankenship is probably the next casualty, even after a team-high eight tackles.
Lenoir Doesn’t Crack Solid WR Room
Unlike the two above, Lenoir actually saw decent playing time against New York with 31 offensive snaps (44%) and 1 special team snap (1%). Unfortunately, all that amounted to was a single target and reception for five yards.
With a good amount of locks, Lenoir making the WR group was always a longshot, even with potential opportunities to overtake players like Jalen Reagor.
Among the next to go could be Britain Covey, John Hightower, and track star Devon Allen.
The next and second-to-last NFL roster cut deadline — which will require teams to be at 80 men — is next Tuesday, Aug. 23. The final roster cut deadline, where teams will finalize their 53-man rosters, is Aug. 30.