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Eagles re-sign Cre’Von LeBlanc less than a day after cutting him

Cre'Von LeBlanc Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles’ roster moves recently took a turn of events as the team finalizes their final 53-man roster heading into the season. They waived cornerback Cre’Von LeBlanc but re-signed him again 17 hours and 35 minutes later. The procedure taken in his reinstatement was no seller’s remorse. It was all part of the plan to cut and re-sign the 26-year old fan favorite.

After recently claiming Detroit Lions running back Jason Huntley off waivers, the Eagles eventually needed to find a roster spot for LeBlanc. The front office initially thought of putting safety Will Parks and wide receiver Quez Watkins on the injured reserve list, but they still had to find an open spot first nonetheless.

Instead of cutting a player who would be subject to waivers, they went on to release LeBlanc, who immediately became a free agent as a tenured veteran. The circumstance allowed the Eagles to re-sign him this morning without having to wait that he clears waivers first.

On the field, LeBlanc is no newcomer for the Eagles. He was claimed off waivers by the team during the middle of the 2018 season. He saw limited action on the field and recorded 7 tackles, 3 pass deflections, and an interception over 2 postseason games in the same season.

LeBlanc signed a one-year extension with the team on September 2, 2019, and was subsequently placed on injured reserve with a foot injury suffered during training camp. His 2019 campaign was highlighted by his career-high eight total tackles made in a Week 17 game against the New York Giants last season.

Heading into the upcoming season, the Florida Atlantic standout is poised to be a backup nickel corner behind free-agent pickup Nickell Robey-Coleman. He is hoping to make a valiant contribution on the defensive side of the field for the Eagles’ playoff push in the upcoming season.