Eagle Eye: Defense progressing
The Eagles signed safety Trenton Robinson after he was cut by the 49ers prior to the season. Robinson was released by the Eagles on Tuesday. (USA Today Images)
The Eagles on Tuesday released safety Trenton Robinson from the practice squad without announcing any replacement.
Robinson, who was waived by the 49ers on the roster cutdown date, was one of two safeties the Eagles signed before the season opener, along with former Dolphins defensive back Keelan Johnson.
The Eagles entered the regular season with uncertainty at safety and three holdovers from the Andy Reid era in Nate Allen, Kurt Coleman and Colt Anderson. Rookie Earl Wolff, a fifth-round pick from N.C. State who was drafted by new head coach Chip Kelly, competed for the starting job.
The 23-year-old Robinson, a former Michigan State standout, had spent the last two seasons with the 49ers, who picked him in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL draft. He seemed to have the versatility desired by Eagles coach Chip Kelly. Robinson played both cornerback and safety.
He played in three games last year for San Francisco and was considered an early offseason candidate to start for the Niners, who lost Pro Bowl safety Dashon Goldson in free agency but drafted Eric Reid out of LSU in the first round.