The Eagles are expected to release rookie free agent RB Miguel Maysonet. The Eagles can carry 90 players on their roster, and they will have one roster spot to use if Maysonet is indeed waived. Maysonet certainly isn’t the 90th-most talented player on the roster, so the move comes as a mild surprise.
The move shows that the Eagles have faith enough in their backup running backs to decrease the competition for those roster spots. More specifically, the Eagles appear to have confidence in Felix Jones and Chris Polk. It’s looking more and more like the Eagles envision Felix Jones as a contributor, not merely insurance for Bryce Brown and LeSean McCoy.