Eagles cut Greedy Williams, waive Zech McPhearson, Tyrie Cleveland

ByTim McManus ESPN logo
Saturday, August 19, 2023

PHILADELPHIA -- The Eagles made a number of personnel moves Saturday, including releasing veteran corner Greedy Williams.

Williams was signed to a one-year deal in March but was unable to climb up the depth chart this summer. He played the past three seasons with the Cleveland Browns, starting 21 games.

His release happened on the same day that his brother Rodarius Williams, also a cornerback, was waived by the New York Giants.

The Eagles also waived corner Zech McPhearson and receiver Tyrie Cleveland with injury designations. Cleveland suffered a concussion and neck injury in a preseason game Thursday against the Browns, while McPhearson was lost for the season with a torn Achilles.

Cleveland, who was carted off on a stretcher after landing on his head and neck area, will still be paid by and remain under the care of the Eagles, a source said, with the move being viewed as procedural and the team believing he'll go unclaimed and revert to its injured reserve list.

In other moves, Philadelphia signed defensive tackles Robert Cooper, Marvin Wilson and Caleb Sanders, and linebackers Tyreek Maddox-Williams and Quinton Bell, waived defensive tackle Noah Elliss with an injury designation, and released rookie Ty Zentner, who was competing with veteran Arryn Siposs for punting duties.

McPhearson was injured in the second quarter Thursday after breaking up a pass over the middle. He was unable to put any weight on his right leg and was assisted off the field before being carted inside. His loss further heightens the importance of Josh Jobe, a second-year corner out of Alabama who has enjoyed a strong summer, and opens the door for players such as Josiah Scott and Mario Goodrich to make the roster.

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