December 6, 2023   2 MIN READ

Linebacker Moves

Elliss Waived; Leonard Signed; Cunningham Progressing Through Injury


The latest roster move for the Philadelphia Eagles hints at the team’s injury status ahead of their Sunday night matchup against the Dallas Cowboys.

With the addition of four-time All Pro Shaquille Leonard to the Philadelphia Eagles linebacking core and the potential return of Zach Cunningham, Christian Elliss has been waived just days after playing 44 snaps in the 42-19 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Christian Elliss

Eagles LB Christian Elliss has been waived just days after making his first start

According to Wednesday’s estimated injury report, Cunningham (hamstring), who missed the end of Week 12 and entirety of Week 13, would have been a limited participant.

If Cunningham, Leonard, and Nic Morrow are all available to play on defense and the newly added to the 53-man roster Ben VanSumeren can hold down special teams, Ellis’ spot may be served better on the practice squad where he would have three eligible game-day elevations.

On the ‘did not participate’ portion of the list were two newcomers: WR Julio Jones (groin) and CB Darius Slay (rest/knee). Jones had been limited in practice in previous weeks due to a knee injury.

Meanwhile, starting tight end Dallas Goedert (forearm) is listed as a full participant after a practicing in limited fashion last Friday, which according to ITB’s Adam Caplan is a good a sign for his availability after missing the previous three games.

– Benjamin Paul is a staff writer for

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