Philadelphia Eagles cut a linebacker and add a wide receiver

LOUISVILLE, KY - OCTOBER 24: Lamar Jackson
LOUISVILLE, KY - OCTOBER 24: Lamar Jackson /

How about we rename the Eagles organization and call them”Hurricane Philly”?

A whirlwind couple of days continues for the Philadelphia Eagles as they proved, in typical team fashion, there are truly no off days in the NFL. Thursday, they played in their first preseason game. Friday, we all saw one of the biggest moves of the preseason so far as they parted ways with some homegrown talent,wide receiver Jordan Matthews.

They weren’t done there. On Saturday, more headlines were generated as they said goodbye to a linebacker and welcomed an undrafted free agent wide receiver to the roster. Exit Steven Daniels. Enter Keevan Lucas. Take a look:

Who is that you ask?

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Lucas may be a stranger to most of us, but he isn’t one to the Eagles or the Novacare Complex. Earlier in the off-season, during rookie minicamp to be exact, Lucas worked out for the team. Things didn’t go much further than that, and that was thanks, in part, to a crowded wide receiver corps. Now, with Matthews gone and rookie wideout Shelton Gibson struggling, the door may have opened again.

Lucas doesn’t tip many scales or tower over anyone. He stands at five-foot-nine inches tall, and he weighs in at 192 pounds. His size probably means, if he makes the team, he’ll do so as a slot receiver or some sort of contributor on special teams, but it’s hard to imagine someone so vertically challenged ending up as one of the favorites to end up starting on the outside.

There’s just one more problem. He’ll probably spend most of his time competing with Nelson Agholor and an ever-emerging Mack Hollins during camp, and both have the benefit of having quite the head start with all the work they’ve been getting during camp.

Lucas is a long shot to make the roster, but stranger things have happened.