August 29, 2023   5 MIN READ

Cutdowns Continue

Arryn Siposs, Britain Covey, Devon Allen Among Birds Waived


The Eagles and every other NFL team must have their rosters at 53 by 4 p.m. today to comply with the league’s cutdown deadline.

Already, the Eagles have made moves to get their roster trimmed, starting over the weekend and continuing into Monday, with the signing of a suspended cornerback.

Devon Allen

GETTY IMAGES: Devon Allen is reportedly being waved, but is a good practice squad candidate.

Here are some other reported moves ahead of the 4 p.m. deadline:

According to’s Andrew DiCecco, the Eagles are waiving DE Tarron Jackson, WR/KR Devon Allen, TE Brady Russell, and OG/OC Julian Good-Jones, all who are good candidates for the practice squad.


Per Inside The Birds’ Adam Caplan, the Eagles are also waiving a defensive back who started games last season for them:

Jackson faced an uphill battle to make the 53 given the team’s depth at that position.

Allen could quickly get back into action if he’s re-signed to the practice squad and elevated onto the game day roster as a return specialist. He returned kicks in the preseason.

Russell, nephew of Eagles senior front office executive Matt Russell, can block, which teams are always looking for in backup tight ends.

Good-Jones, sources have told Inside The Birds, put some good tape out this preseason and was one of the team’s most improved offensive linemen. He’s another good candidate for the practice squad.

With the departures of Good-Jones, Josh Andrews and Cameron Tom, the Eagles are leaving themselves – temporarily – without a true backup center, especially with second-year pro Cam Jurgens expected to start right guard.

Scott struggled last year when asked to fill in for nickelback Avonte Maddox, but he’s a veteran who knows the defense and, if he returns to the practice squad, could help the team’s backup nickel situation down the road.

DiCecco also offered this note on defensive tackle Kentavius Street:

Meanwhile, it appears that K’Von Wallace’s time with the Eagles, at least on the active roster, has come to an end for the time being.

Wallace did take select snaps with the first team defense during camp, but ultimately could not surpass any of the top four safeties on the roster.

Jeff McLane, from the Philadelphia Inquirer, reported that WR/RS Britain Covey and WR Greg Ward are also being released.

As for other receivers, it appears the Eagles are also moving on – for the moment – from undrafted rookie Joseph Ngata, who flashed early in camp and preseason but couldn’t see it all the way through.

Parting ways with Allen, Covey and Ngata suggest the Eagles are keeping just four wide receivers on the 53, at least initially.

Meanwhile, Derrick Gunn reported that the Eagles are without a punter, as they cut ties with Arryn Siposs, the only punter they had on the roster after waiving rookie Tyler Zentner:

Workouts on Wednesday at the NovaCare Complex are sure to feature plenty of punters.

The Eagles have also made their decision on their running back room and are electing to go with four.

Sermon took the bulk of the team’s carries in the preseason in an effort to make the team despite a crowded RB room, but could not quite stand out.

Per the Philly Inquirer’s Josh Tolentino, the Birds will cut Kyron Johnson

Johnson was a major special teams contributor in his rookie year, joining Shaun Bradley and Zech McPhearson as players with over 50% of the previous season’s special teams snaps that the team will have to replace in ’23.

Nic Morrow entered training camp expected to be a starting LB next to Nakobe Dean, but will end up not making the team.

It is no cost to the Eagles, as Morrow had no guaranteed money. Zach Cunningham was signed in the middle of camp and quickly took over as one of the team’s top inside linebackers.

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