By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
With the addition of Ronald Darby, Ron Brooks was the odd-man out. Brooks was released by the Philadelphia Eagles on Wednesday morning.
Darby was acquired by the Eagles in a trade with the Buffalo Bills this summer in exchange for Jordan Matthews. Brooks, who is also a former Bills player, signed with the Eagles last off-season.
Brooks will now be looking for his third NFL team after spending a season with the Eagles and four seasons with the Bills. He was previously a fourth-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.
Last season, Brooks appeared in six games, including five starts, before suffering a season-ending torn quad injury. When he did play, he had 14 tackles and a pass deflection.
Malcolm Jenkins took over for Brooks last season when he was injured. He switched from his safety position to a corner position.
Now, Patrick Robinson — and potentially even Jalen Mills — will share the role with Jenkins as the slot corner. The team also waived fellow corner Mitchell White.
White is a former Canadian Football League player, where he has played since the 2013 season. He played with Montreal Alouettes and the Ottawa Redblacks.
While a member of the Redblacks last season, White won the Grey Cup Championship.
In a corresponding move, the team has signed linebackers Carlos Fields Christian Tago. Both players are expected to be roster fillers, before the Eagles make their final decisions this off-season.
Fields has bounced around a lot, mainly as a practice squad player for several teams. He has appeared in six NFL games — five with the Washington Redskins in 2015, before a single game with the San Diego Chargers last season.
Tago is a 23-year-old rookie, who has never appeared in an NFL game.
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