Eagles waive two young prospects during first day of training camp

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The first day of Philadelphia Eagles training camp brought with it news of a defensive tackle signing, Kobe Smith. We now know why they made the decision to do so.

According to an official team statement, Philly has made the decision to waive both wide receiver Josh Hammond and rookie undrafted free agent, Noah Elliss. At the time of this story being written and published, 89 men are on the roster. Expect there to be another signing and soon.

Here’s the tweet from the team’s official Twitter account.

Hammond was claimed off of waivers by the Birds on May 17th after spending his first two seasons in the NFL as a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was an undrafted rookie addition in 2020.

Noah Elliss was an intriguing prospect as he was a mountain of a man at six-foot-four and 367 pounds. He cut his teeth at the collegiate level with the Idaho Vandals. From 2019 to 2021, he appeared in 21 games and recorded 57 tackles and two sacks.

Here’s a quick look at the Eagles’ undrafted rookie roster and their wide receivers following the news.

11 of the Eagles’ post-draft rookie free agents remain: cornerback Josh Blackwell, CB Mario Goodrich, CB Josh Jobe, safety Reed Blankenship, running back Kennedy Brooks, wide receiver Britain Covey, guard William Dunkle, linebacker Ali Fayad, guard Josh Sills, offensive tackle Jarrid Williams, and quarterback Carson Strong.

The Birds have 11 wideouts on their roster now: A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith, Quez Watkins, Zach Pascal, Greg Ward, Jalen Reagor, Devon Allen, Deon Cain, John Hightower, Keric Wheatfall, and the aforementioned Britain Covey.

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The defensive tackle position and their battle at wideout figure to be among the most entertaining competitions throughout the duration of training camp and the preseason.