Eagles release WR Kamar Aiken, and promote DT Bruce Hector
The Philadelphia Eagles have shifted around the roster by getting rid of the veteran wide receiver, Kamar Aiken.
The Philadelphia Eagles lack in depth in some areas, and it’s evident. As the injuries continue to pile up, the front office is trying to make every move they can to stay rich in depth. Unfortunately, they have to get rid of a player in one area in order to bulk up another. But the good news is that it won’t really make a significant difference on game day.
On Friday morning, the Eagles have officially released veteran wide receiver, Kamar Aiken. The six-year veteran hasn’t done much to date for the Birds, and it was clear that he has just been wasting space at this point. The Eagles may be thin at wide receiver, but Aiken’s contributions just weren’t worth the roster spot as they head into week seven.
Aiken will hit the free agency market with just six catches for 53 yards under his belt. Considering that he was on his second chance with the Eagles, the probability of Aiken coming back to the midnight green is slim to none.
The Move Announcement:
With the release of Aiken, the Eagles have freed up a roster spot for the defensive tackle, Bruce Hector. The practice squad standout will fill the void for the recently injured and released Destiny Vaeo. Hector is an undrafted free agent, who will likely see his second-chance for the Eagles this week as they take on the Carolina Panthers at home.
His rookie debut was back in September, against the Atlanta Falcons, but he would soon be waived by the team and brought back to the practice squad. As the Eagles are still without Timmy Jernigan, they are lacking depth at tackle. With the constant on and off injuries occurring with Haloti Ngata, the team needs all the help they can get up front. Hopefully, Hector brings it during week seven as pressure on Cam Newton will be a key to the teams success.