It may be time for the Philadelphia Eagles to part ways with a few guys they’ve been experimenting with.
After being drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the sixth round of 2019’s draft, safety Marcus Epps was waived by the people in purple on November 6th of 2019. That’s probably where you, as a Philadelphia Eagles fan, found out who he was as the “Birds” brought him into the nest a day later.
He has six tackles on his career, and though the Eagles are thin at safety, they’ll probably only carry four or five at a maximum. Jalen Mills seems to be ready to take over for Malcolm Jenkins. Rodney McLeod and the rookie K’Von Wallace are locked in, and the Eagles seem to favor Rudy Ford over Marcus Epps. It seems to be obvious where this is headed.
There’s no nice way to say it. Philly swung and missed on two former rugby stars. A year ago, they gave up on turning Adam Zaruba into a tight end. Heading into 2020, the consensus is that it’s time to end the experiment of turning Jordan Mailata into an offensive tackle, an easy decision seeing as how the Eagles drafted both of the Auburn Tigers’ starting tackles from a season ago.
Marcus Green won’t make this Eagles roster, and it would seem that the classy and merciful thing to do would be to let him go sooner rather than later to allow him the opportunity to find employment elsewhere.
Alex Ellis is one of those guys that the Eagles feel comfortable with. Unfortunately, he’s also one of those guys who they aren’t willing to commit to longterm. Thus the constant cycle of being cut, being signed to the practice squad, being elevated to the active roster, being waived with an injury settlement, being signed to a future reserve deal, and most likely, heading back to the waiver wire sometime during camp.