One preseason game is in the books for the Philadelphia Eagles. Another approaches. We’ve reached the midpoint of August. That means Philly, like every other NFL team, needed to trim their roster from the allowable limit of 90 players to 85 by Tuesday, August 17th.
Get your fight cards ready. You’re about to witness an unusual game of musical chairs from now until the end of the 2021-2022 season. As a matter of fact, they’ve already begun with some moves they made earlier in the Summer and, even more recently, with the announcement that they were waiving wide receiver Adrian Killins and tight end Caleb Wilson.
They also announced that they were activating offensive tackle Le’Raven Clark from the PUP (Physically Unable to Perform list). No one should view this as a death sentence for Killins or Wilson though. We’ve seen guys leave the Birds only to return later.
Adrian Killins might return to the Philadelphia Eagles at some point.
If you haven’t learned anything from guys like Boston Scott, Greg Ward, and Blake Countess, it should be this. Never give up on your dreams. That’s true regardless of what career path you’ve taken, but it’s definitely something that someone with any connection to the Birds should file away.
Guys need only stay positive and stay in shape. Anything can happen in the NFL, like injuries. History has taught us that this Philadelphia Eagles organization will probably make the call to someone that they’re familiar with if there’s a need down the road. Just ask guys like Jordan Matthews, Darren Sproles, and Vinny Curry.
You’ve heard the phrase “the NFL is a business” so often that you’re, no doubt sick of it, and in the business of Adrian Killins he’s had quite the journey already. The Philadelphia Eagles added him as an undrafted free agent in 2020. Since then, he’s been waived, re-signed to the practice squad, promoted to the active roster, waived again, and re-signed to the practice squad a few more times.
In a strange move, Philly signed him to a two-year deal back on March 17th, as opposed to the normal one-year deal that we’ve seen Howie hand out from time to time in these situations. For now, he’s in football limbo, but here’s something that we can all state with relative certainty. No one should rule out the possibility that he’ll be right back on this roster at some point.