Philadelphia Eagles news: Ron Brooks released, Mitchell White waived


Early Monday morning, the Eagles released cornerback Ron Brooks and they waived cornerback Mitchell White.

Here’s a quick update on what happened on Wednesday, August 30th. The Cleveland Browns made headlines by releasing Joe Haden. He’s now free to sign with any NFL team. Shortly thereafter, the Philadelphia Eagles released Ron Brooks, once figured to be the team’s starting slot corner. Then, they waived cornerback Mitchell White.

All of this occurred not too long before Philadelphia were scheduled to do a walk through before travelling north to meet the New York Jets. Does this sound interesting to anyone else?

Here’s how most of us learned of the news:

Rumors abound:

The immediate shift in focus now turns to Philly’s continuing story at the cornerback position. As you’d imagine, the topic, again, now turns to whether or not Joe Haden in Philly makes any sense.

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Some see Haden as washed up. Others don’t see how he can be any worse than what’s currently on the team’s roster. So far, the team has made no real indication that they’re truly interested in bringing him in.

The aftermath of saying goodbye to two corners:

Brooks signed with the Eagles as a free agent last season after spending the first four seasons of his career with the Buffalo Bills. Part of that was due to his history and familiarity with defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz. He played in six games with five starts before tearing his quad muscle. White’s career has taken yet another unfortunate turn.

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He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Oakland Raiders on May 13th, 2013. They waived him on August 27th of that same year. After spending time in the CFL, Philadelphia signed him on January 9th of 2017. He’s, since, been waived on August 13th, re-signed on August 15th and waived again on the 30th. It’s safe to say he probably won’t be back for a third stint with the team.

In addition to these current roster moves, Philly has also signed linebackers Carlos Fields and Christian Tago.