Saturday, August 1, 2015

Eagles cut safety Page, promote Hall

The Eagles have released safety Jarrad Page and called up wide receiver/kick returner Chad Hall from the practice squad.

Eagles cut safety Page, promote Hall

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Wide receiver Chad Hall has been called up from the practice squad after the Eagles released safety Jarrad Page (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Wide receiver Chad Hall has been called up from the practice squad after the Eagles released safety Jarrad Page (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The Eagles have released safety Jarrad Page and called up wide receiver/kick returner Chad Hall from the practice squad.

The team is concerned about the hamstring and shoulder injuries to Jeremy Maclin, leading to the need for another receiver.

The Eagles said Page was not cut because he was in the same New York nightclub as New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz when a 44-year-old man was shot and killed and two others were injured.

The Giants said Cruz was there but was unharmed and not involved in the incident.

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"He's a good kid," Reid said of Page.

Page, signed as a free agent in the offseason from the Patriots, was third on the team in tackles with 37. Page had started five of the six games he played in this season.

Coach Andy Reid said that Nate Allen and Kurt Coleman will be the starting safeties against the Giants.

According to the New York Times, Giants defensive tackle Chris Canty, wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, safety Antrel Rolle and cornerback Aaron Ross were also at the club, although Nicks' agent denied to The Times that Nicks was present.

"Only one I heard about initially was Victor," coach Tom Coughlin said. "Thank God he was safe. I'll speak to him as a parent who speaks to their son. I don't know what happens good at 2:30, 3 in the morning. I've never been able to figure that out."

Coughlin said he'd speak to the other players who were at the Juliet Supper Club, a popular club in New York.

Players were not violating any team rules. Tuesday is the mandatory day off in their weekly schedules.

Former Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress shot himself in the leg when he carried a gun into a nightclub in 2008, eventually leading to a prison term and the team releasing Burress. Coughlin said Tuesday's incident did not give him flashbacks to 2008.

-- Reporting from Les Bowen in Philadelphia and Zach Berman in East Rutherford, N.J.

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