After cutting nine players without recognizable names Friday, the Philadelphia Eagles released fan favorite Chad Hall and receiver/return specialist Sinorice Moss, brother of Washington Redskins receiver Santana Moss.
The move leaves the Eagles with six wide receivers: DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Jason Avant, Steve Smith, Riley Cooper, and Johnnie Lee Higgins. The first five are near locks to make the roster, but seeing Higgins survive the day would be surprising.
Hall will likely be a practice squad candidate, but the odds of another team not snagging him up are slim. He saw action in the regular season last year and has enjoyed a very good training camp and preseason.
Hall continuously gets compared to Wes Welker, because any short, white receiver will at some point. However, I would compare him more to a guy like Danny Woodhead because the two do all the same things.
Like Woodhead, Hall can line up at receiver or running back and can also return punts and kicks. Both guys are a little like a utility infielder who can play anywhere and is invaluable if your team is lacking depth and roster spots.
Moss could find his way onto a roster, but it would probably come as a return man even though he hasn’t shown a whole lot in that area this preseason. The most likely scenario for Moss is he sits around until guys start dropping in the early part of the season and is called upon as an emergency replacement.
The move takes the Eagles down to a 69-man roster with only hours before the 6PM deadline to get all rosters down to 53.