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Roster Moves: Eagles waive 3 players

Philadelphia Eagles
10 Jun 2021, 19:12 GMT+10

Chris McPherson

The Eagles announced on Wednesday that they waived quarterback Jamie Newman and wide receiver Khalil Tate. The team also waived wide receiver Trevon Grimes with an injury designation.

Newman engineered one of the most prolific seasons by a quarterback in Wake Forest history in 2019, completing 61 percent of his pass attempts for 2,868 yards with 32 total touchdowns. He was second in the ACC in total offense, fourth in passing efficiency, and fifth in passing yards, earning Honorable Mention accolades. He graduated from Wake Forest and transferred to Georgia, but opted-out of the 2020 season. The Graham, North Carolina native was a two-sport star (basketball/football) in high school.

Tate was originally signed by the Eagles following the 2020 NFL Draft out of the University of Arizona where he had a decorated career as a quarterback. The 6-2, 216-pound Arizona product accounted for 6,318 yards passing, 2,285 yards rushing, and 75 total touchdowns in his college career. The Eagles never saw Tate on the field as they waived him before the start of Training Camp, but brought him back on a Reserve/Futures deal following the season.

Grimes started his college career at Ohio State, but was granted a hardship waiver to return home and play for the Florida Gators without any penalty after a year. A two-year starter, Grimes hauled in 100 receptions for 1,464 yards and 14 touchdowns. As a senior in 2020, he caught 38 passes for 589 yards and a career-best nine touchdowns.

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