A trio of young Eagles clear waivers and land on Philadelphia's injured reserve

Zech McPhearson, Tyrie Cleveland, and Noah Elliss all clear waivers and land on the Philadelphia Eagles' injured/waived list.
Zech Mcphearson, Philadelphia Eagles
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As expected, following a flurry of roster moves on Saturday morning, three of which being the addition of Zech McPhearson, Tyrie Cleveland, and Noah Elliss to the Philadelphia Eagles' injured/waived list, all three have cleared waivers and will return to Philly's roster. Unfortunately, they land on another list every NFL prospect/player would much rather stay away from.

The next step on this young trio's football journey involves their addition to the I.R. a.k.a. the injured reserve list. That's where they will automatically revert after what has no doubt been a roller-coaster ride of emotions. There, they join Charleston Rambo and Shaun Bradley. The latter's season ended by way of a torn Achilles tendon he suffered during the first preseason game versus the Baltimore Ravens.

McPhearson, Cleveland, and Elliss were all injured in Philly's second preseason game versus the Cleveland Browns, as were Nolan Smith, Olamide Zaccheaus, and Moro Ojomo. Smith and Zaccheaus both suffered shoulder injuries and sat out the remainder of the game for precautionary reasons but appear to be doing fine.

McPhearson's season is over. We'll see what transpires with Elliss. Clevaland and Ojomo both suffered head injuries. Unlike Cleveland, Ojomo remains on the active training camp roster. It will be interesting to see how all are handled when they're deemed ready for in-game action.

The Eagles will need to find suitable replacements for Shaun Bradley and Zech McPhearson as both are two of the better special teamers.

It will be interesting to see how this affects the special teams unit. Shaun Bradley and Zech McPhearson were two of Michael Clay's prized pupils on an Eagles contingent that at times, well, can leave much to be desired.

McPhearson and Bradley have been so good on the special teams unit that many of us had assumed that would play a large role in both making the 53-man roster. For now, they sit in football limbo, the injured reserve. Both their seasons are over, but Zech will return next year for a contract season as this was supposed to be the third year of a four-year deal he signed in 2021 as a rookie.

Bradley's circumstances are slightly different. This was supposed to be his contract season. Still, we wouldn't be shocked if he joins the roster next offseason on a one-year deal if his rehabilitation goes according to plan.

We're a long way from those discussions though. First things first. Both need to focus on their recoveries.

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