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Eagles release 3 players; roster with 10 spots for UDFAs

Eagles release 3 players; roster with 10 spots for UDFAs

The Eagles made three more roster moves to create space for incoming undrafted free agents. 

On Thursday afternoon, the team waived running back Terrell Watson and fullback Andrew Bonnet and also cut guard Josh LeRibeus. Watson and Bonnet are subject to the NFL's waiver system, while LeRibeus, a veteran, is now a free agent. 

The Eagles' roster sits at 80 before adding undrafted free agents. The maximum number allowed at this time of year is 90. 

After the conclusion of the draft, Eagles VP of football operations Howie Roseman said the team would have to weigh the value of players on the roster vs. undrafted players they could sign. 

"I think, for us, what we're going to do is we're going to weigh the value of some of the undrafted free agents versus some of the guys on the roster," Roseman said. "If there's an opportunity to improve our football team, we've got to take that opportunity to do that."

Watson, a 6-1, 240-pound running back from Azusa Pacific, played in one game with the Eagles last season. He had nine carries for 28 yards and a touchdown. 

Bonnet, Carson Wentz's teammate at North Dakota State, spent some time with the Eagles' practice squad last year, but never made it to the 53-man roster. He was the only fullback listed on the roster. 

LeRibeus signed with the team on a futures contract in January. He played in 28 games (with 12 starts) with Washington from 2012-15. 

Eagles sign veteran OL Josh LeRibeus, WR Dom Williams

Eagles sign veteran OL Josh LeRibeus, WR Dom Williams

Updated: 4:11 p.m.

The Eagles have signed veteran offensive lineman Josh LeRibeus and wide receiver Dom Williams to reserve/futures deals, the team announced. 

LeRibeus, 27, brings with him some veteran experience but did not play in the 2016 season after Washington released him in early September. 

He was once a third-round pick out of SMU in 2012 and has played in 28 games in his career with 12 starts. Eleven of those starts came in 2015, when he played all 16 games. 

LeRibeus didn't play at all in 2013 after showing up to training camp out of shape. That August, his coaches weren't shy about voicing their displeasure for his offseason conditioning.

While primarily a center, LeRibeus has also played some guard during his short NFL career and that's how the Eagles list him. 

Williams went undrafted out of Washington State and was signed by the Chargers. He spent last season on San Diego's practice squad. 

At Washington State, Williams finished his career second in school history in receiving yards (2,889) and touchdown catches (30) and third in receptions (192). He played there from 2012-15.