Eagles Waive Linebacker Eric Wilson
The Eagles have waived one of their offseason free-agent additions, parting ways with linebacker Eric Wilson, per a tweet from the team.
The team signed Wilson in the offseason to play in new defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon's defense. The duo spent time together in Minnesota, but Wilson struggled during his time in Philadelphia.
Wilson was a healthy scratch on Sunday, after recently losing snaps to younger players, Davion Taylor and Genard Avery.
"With Davion developing, we wanted to get him some more playing time,: Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni explained on Wednesday. "Special teams, when it comes to backup linebackers they are important, and others are really good in that area."
He was a productive player for the Vikings in 2020, starting 15-games, making 122 tackles and three sacks. However, in seven games this season, Wilson has just 43 tackles and one interception and was constantly picked on in the passing game.
With Wilson no longer in the picture, expect the Eagles to continue to look at some of the younger linebackers on the roster, with T.J. Edwards, Taylor, and Avery getting more and more playing time moving forward.
Wilson signed a one-year deal worth up to $3.25 million in the offseason.