Eagles waive WR Braxton Miller as part of Josh McCown signing
On Saturday morning, the Philadelphia Eagles signed veteran quarterback Josh McCown to their roster. In a corresponding move, Philadelphia waived wide receiver Braxton Miller to make room for McCown per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
The Eagles viewed McCown as a valuable piece as Nate Sudfeld recovers from wrist surgery to begin the season. Sudfeld suffered a fractured wrist in Philadelphia’s preseason opener against the Tennessee Titans.
Then, in the Eagles’ second exhibition contest, Cody Kessler suffered a head injury against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Therefore, rookie Clayton Thorson was the only quarterback who was eligible to play in the game.
As for Miller, he signed with the Eagles before the 2018 regular season and was added to the practice squad. Before arriving in Philadelphia, Miller was drafted in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans.
At Ohio State, Miller spent four of his five seasons in college as a quarterback for the Buckeyes. Then, in his final season in college, Miller made the transition to wide receiver. Overall, Ohio State used Miller as a gadget player with 43 carries for 261 yards and 25 receptions for 340 yards.
Coming into the NFL, Miller was still adjusting to his new position as he joined Houston. The Texans began trying to find multiple ways to get him involved in their offense. Ultimately, he never found a prominent role in Houston and was released from the team after two seasons.
Unfortunately for Miller, it was going to be an uphill battle to make the Eagles roster at wide receiver with how deep the position is.