Might two more Philadelphia Eagles be packing their bags?
Albert Huggins made the Houston Texans practice squad at the start of 2019’s season and then got the call to come to Philly somewhere around mid-October. Unfortunately for him, Anthony Rush was signed the same exact day. Huggins ended up playing in just four games and was in on 53 total snaps while Rush went on to play the rest of the season.
After a five-day stint with New England Patriots, Huggins was signed back to the Eagles practice squad and signed a futures contract at the end of the season. He’ll compete with guys like Raequan Williams for a spot on the practice squad, but there’s no chance he makes the active roster.
Fletcher Cox, Javon Hargrave, and Malik Jackson are all locks at defensive tackle. Plus, Hassan Ridgeway, Anthony Rush, and Bruce Hector are all back this year, and they have all shown more flashes than Huggins when on the field.
Yes, Marcus Epps is the guy who gave up the game-sealing catch to D.K. Metcalf on Wild Card Weekend to end the Birds’ 2019-2020 run. To his credit though, Epps saw the field a decent amount towards the end of the season despite being a sixth-round pick who was cut by the Minnesota Vikings midseason.
Jim Schwartz likes to run three-safety sets pretty often so the 24-year-old might’ve played more out of necessity. We’ve seen Schwartz do the same thing with Corey Graham and Tre Sullivan during his tenure in Philly. We also saw a similar scheme with Andrew Sendejo at the beginning of the season before he got cut.
The Eagles offseason moves at safety may have already shown how they feel about Epps. Malcolm Jenkins is gone, but Rodney McLeod was re-signed, Jalen Mills is moving to safety, Will Parks is coming to play in his hometown, and K’Von Wallace is heading into his rookie season. The writing is on the wall for Epps. Maybe he’ll stick around with the practice squad.