Former Philadelphia Eagles prospect finds job while another comes home, sort of

A former Philadelphia Eagles prospect gets a new gig. One comes home, sort of.

On July 26th, when the Philadelphia Eagles announced the release of five prospects, four of them weren’t really much of a surprise. As most of the East Coast workforce that was finishing a nine-to-five grind prepared to clock out for the day, wide receivers Shelton Gibson and Marcus Green, defensive tackle Albert Huggins, and cornerback Tremon Smith all received their walking papers. That wasn’t much of a surprise.

What was surprising was this. Daeshon Hall was among the five cuts. Why? Many of us were under the assumption that Philly would employ a similar tactic that they had used with tackle Jordan Mailata in 2019, stuffing him away on the team’s IR (injured reserve) so they wouldn’t have to cut him and so they could ensure they could start the following season by giving him yet another opportunity to earn a roster spot.

Fast forward two days, and now, Hall is back. Philly has elected to do what some of us thought they’d do a few days ago. According to a report by Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia, the “Birds” have, indeed, elected to add Hall, who tore his ACL on the final play of 2019 season, to the team’s IR. Stay tuned to this story as this could continue to draw interest.

Let’s move on to a former Philadelphia Eagles prospect that has found a new home.

As mentioned, Albert Huggins was released in that same grouping. That one seems to be more about the numbers game than talent or, in Hall’s case, injury. The Eagles’ defensive tackle rotation might be the best defensive tackle rotation in all of professional football.

Fletcher Cox, Malik Jackson, and Javon Hargrave aren’t going anywhere, and on March 24th, Hassan Ridgeway signed a one-year contract extension. For a team that usually carries four defensive tackles and figures to do the same during the 2020 season, the “Birds” appear to be set.

The NFL dream continues for Huggins though. He’s been signed by the Houston Texans. In typical Eagles fans and Philly media fashion, expect anyone loyal to Philadelphia to pay quite a bit of attention to what Huggins does as a member of that other team in Texas. Whether they realize it consciously or subconsciously, “Birds” fans always seem to do that.