Philadelphia Eagles release safety and special teamer, Chris Maragos
The Philadelphia Eagles have officially cut ties with their special teams ace, Chris Maragos.
Right after the Philadelphia Eagles decided to announce the signing of both, Jake Elliott and Rick Lovato, the team also decided to cut one of their guys loose. It was to be expected, but nobody knew when it was going to happen. According to ESPN NFL Insider Field Yates, the Eagles have officially cut their veteran backup safety and special teams ace, Chris Maragos.
The 32-year-old safety has been with the Eagles since 2014. Although he wasn’t much of a game-changer when it came to the safety position, Maragos played a significant role on special teams for the Eagles. Unfortunately, after suffering a knee injury during the Eagles Super Bowl run in 2017, Maragos struggled to get back onto the field. Not only did he miss half of the 2017 season, including the Eagles playoff run. But Maragos also missed the entire 2018 season as well.
Farewell to Chris Maragos
The Eagles weren’t very prompt with updates regarding Maragos throughout 2018. Although he was expected to miss some time, since he wasn’t able to participate in training camp, nobody expected him to miss the entire season. Little did we know, Maragos had no intentions of playing last year. And as a matter of fact, he ended up having yet, another surgery towards the end of the season, which the Eagles never even really discussed at the time.
Now, the Eagles will be hoping to re-build their special teams once again. It’s clear that without Maragos, they weren’t better off. However, they got some excellent production from Mack Hollins in Maragos’ absence back in 2017. Unfortunately, both Maragos and Hollins missed the entire 2018 season. It was a bummer, but that was the story of last year. We wish Maragos well and hope that he gets back on his feet and plays another day in the NFL.