Philadelphia Eagles roundup: Roster updates, Possible quarantines

Roster talk and quarantines are the subjects of “Philadelphia Eagles Roundup”.

Well, as uncertain as some things might be with the upcoming Philadelphia Eagles season, there’s still a lot to be excited about. So far, there’s been no indication that the season will be canceled, even if all four preseason games have been. Also, shortly after 8 PM EST on the East Coast, all ten of the prospects the Eagles drafted have signed their rookie deals. It appears that, after all of the uncertainty, training camp is finally upon us.

Let’s get to two of the more interesting stories of July’s fourth weekend. We begin with one of the more popular conversation pieces at this time of the year.

Here are a couple of Philadelphia Eagles roster updates.

Shortly before Philly announced the signing of their draftees, they also announced the release of five prospects before camp. One of which was also a former draftee.

The Eagles selected Shelton Gibson in the fifth round of 2017’s NFL Draft, but after two stints with the “Birds”, his dreams of a professional career might be over. Philly waived the wide receiver along with fellow wideout Marcus Green, defensive end Daeshon Hall, defensive tackle Albert Huggins, and cornerback Tremon Smith. As of right now, the roster stands at 82 players and Matt Leo, who’s been given an international exemption.

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Might Jalen Hurts or Nate Sudfeld be quarantined by the Philadelphia Eagles?

Well, we said that the NFL season would look drastically different, and even though we haven’t even reached the official start of camp, it already does. Try this one on for size. There may be a possibility that teams elect to keep one of their quarterbacks in some sort of quarantine.

The idea was first thrown out by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, but it really gained some steam when Tampa Bay Buccaneers head man Bruce Arians stated on a recent appearance on Chris Long‘s podcast that he might, indeed, keep a signal-caller quarantined in case of emergency. Take a look at an excerpt from their conversation.

Might other teams like the Eagles follow suit and, say, keep Nate Sudfeld in some sort of bubble? It isn’t a terrible idea, but for now, that’s all it is. It’s an idea. We’ll have to wait and see if anyone actually incorporates it as we wait on an NFL season that has already been one of the most bizarre we’ve ever seen.

 

 

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