The Eagles have waived running back Matthew Tucker with a non-football injury, per ESPN. Tucker spent the last two seasons with the team, but mostly on the practice squad. He did earn playing time in two games as a rookie in 2013, though with no rushing attempts.
The Eagles announced their final cuts to trim the roster to 53 players Saturday. The following players were all released Saturday: linebackers Emmanuel Acho and Josh Kaddu; defensive linemen Wade Keliikipi and Damion Square; defensive backs Curtis Marsh, Roc Carmichael, Keelan Johnson and Ed Reynolds; quarterback G.J. Kinne; running backs Kenjon Barner (waived/injured), Henry Josey and Matthew Tucker; wide receiver Ifeanyi Momah, Quron Pratt, Will Murphy and Damaris Johnson ; kicker Alex Henery; and offensive linemen Kevin Graf and Josh Andrews. The team also added wide receiver Arrelious Benn (back) and linebacker Travis Long (knee) to injured reserve.
Eagles running back Matthew Tucker left Thursday's exhibition finale against the Jets with a shoulder injury. He sustained the injury in the first half and was ruled out for the remainder of the contest, per the team's official website.
Eagles receivers Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin have both been cleared to play Thursday night against the Steelers in preseason action. Cooper has been dealing with a foot injury, which caused him to miss the first two exhibition games. Maclin was working his way back from a hamstring injury. Running back Matthew Tucker has also been cleared to play Thursday.
The following players will not suit up for the Eagles Friday night against New England: wide receiver Riley Cooper (foot), wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (hamstring), cornerback Nolan Carroll (hamstring), running back Chris Polk (hamstring), running back Matthew Tucker (hamstring), running back David Fluellen (calf), cornerback Jaylen Watkins (hamstring), linebacker Jake Knott (hamstring) and center Julian Vandervelde (back).
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|9||11/06||@New York Giants||26||20.38|
|12||11/29||Green Bay Packers||11||15.33|
|16||12/23||New York Giants||26||20.38|
|3 Year Avg||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|