Eagles waive three: Any hope of seeing Tyree Jackson or Brett Toth early in the season was extinguished on Tuesday when the team moved the dup from the active/PUP list to the reserve/PUP list, a bookkeeping move that means neither player can be in the mix for Philadelphia until at least Week 5 of the regular season.
Both Jackson, a backup tight end who the Eagles believe has a solid upside as a player, and Toth, a versatile backup offensive lineman who can play all five positions in a pinch, tore their ACLs in Week 18 against Dallas last season, an injury that typically takes at least nine months for rehab.
To reach the 80-man limit on Tuesday the Eagles also waived offensive tackle Jarrid Williams, running back DeAndre Torrey, and cornerback Josh Blackwell.
Williams was originally signed as an undrafted free agent and waived right before training camp before being brought back when Jordan Mailata and Dillard were both dealing with concussions.
Both Mailata and Dillard are back and healthy and Williams struggled in his 22 reps against the Browns on Sunday.
In that same vein, Torrey was brought in when the Eagles were dealing with some injury issues in the backfield but with Kenny Gainwell back from a hip injury and Boston Scott out of concussion protocol, Philadelphia should have more than enough to get through the final preseason game even if the organization stays cautious with lead back Miles Sanders (hamstring).
Torrey, who played at North Texas, carried the football three times for 13 yards against Cleveland.
Blackwell signed as undrafted free agent from Duke, part of an intriguing UDFA class at the position which included Josh Jobe of Alabama, who is making a strong push to make the team, and Mario Goodrich of Clemson. Blackwell played in 30 snaps in the preseason opener vs. the Jets and that number fell to 11 against Cleveland.
The initial cutdown to 53 comes on Tuesday, Aug. 30.