Philadelphia Eagles: 2 thoughts on their decision to waive Grayland Arnold

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What does the Philadelphia Eagles’ safety room look like now?

The process has begun. On September’s third day, the Philadelphia Eagles began trimming their roster down to 53 players as everyone waits on the clock to strike the 4 PM EST deadline on Saturday. Among the 12 prospects Philly cut on Thursday afternoon was an undrafted rookie and training camp standout Grayland Arnold.

The five-foot-ten, 187-pound prospect out of the Baylor Bears program is very likely to get a spot on the practice squad and will be one of the first names to be considered when any injuries open up a roster spot.

Many thought his versatility in the secondary would give him a shot to have a role in Jim Schwartz’s defense and that he would also make an impact on special teams. That very well might be the case at some point, but as of now, that isn’t the plan.

Now that Arnold is off the list of potential candidates for a roster spot, let’s speculate as to what this might indicate for Philly’s final 53-man roster, specifically at the safety position.