Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Abruptly, Harris Cut

A day after releasing 10 players who never had much chance of making the team, the Eagles announced a single release -- that of rookie corner Cliff Harris.

Abruptly, Harris Cut

Cornerback Cliff Harris was cut by the Eagles Sunday morning. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
Cornerback Cliff Harris was cut by the Eagles Sunday morning. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

A day after releasing 10 players who never had much chance of making the team, the Eagles announced a single release -- that of rookie corner Cliff Harris.

Harris is a talented player with a troubled past that includes driving citations and tangles with drugs. The fact that he alone was released, on a Sunday morning, 36 hours after Harris intercepted a pass in a preseason win over the Browns, raises questions about what led to his departure. There have been indications the Eagles were concerned that Harris had not amended his lifestyle, as promised when he signed.

The Eagles must release four more players by tomorrow to get to 75, and must be at the regular-season roster limit of 53 by Friday.

Tonight is their "Flight Night" practice at the Linc, starting at 7:30.

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Saturday, the team released WR Elvis Akpla, S Wade Bonner, DE Xavier Brown, WR Brian Hernandez, WR McKay Jacobson, WR Tiger Jones, G Alfred McCullough, S Tom Nelson, CB Kevin Thomas and OT Thomas Welch.

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