Report: Former Eagles trade target Torrey Smith to be released by 49ers

Report: Former Eagles trade target Torrey Smith to be released by 49ers

It's been about five minutes since the Eagles were linked to a receiver, so here's a report about a receiver they were previously linked to.

The 49ers are set to release wide receiver Torrey Smith, according to a report Monday by CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco

Smith had been linked to the Eagles before the NFL trade deadline last season while the team desperately searched for wide receiver help. On Monday, there were reports linking the Eagles to the Rams' Kenny Britt and the Browns' Terrelle Pryor.

Smith was set to make over $9 million this season. Cutting him will save San Francisco $4.675 million this season, according to Spotrac.

After a successful stint with the Ravens, the 28-year-old receiver signed a five-year, $40 million contract with the 49ers. He struggled in San Francisco, especially in 2016 when he posted career lows in catches, yards and touchdowns in only 12 games.

It's no secret the Eagles are lacking at the receiver position. Smith could add a vertical element to their offense. Since he entered the league, Smith has averaged 17 yards a catch. Among players with at least 200 receptions, Smith trails only former Eagle DeSean Jackson (17.4). 

The NFL's legal tampering period begins Tuesday at noon. Buckle up, Eagles fans.

Eagles left tackle Jason Peters carted off with right knee injury

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Eagles left tackle Jason Peters carted off with right knee injury

Nearly the entire Eagles team met on the field to wish Jason Peters well as the future Hall of Fame offensive tackle was carted off the field.

The injury certainly didn't look good.

Peters went down early in the third quarter when Washington defensive lineman Ziggy Hood fell on his right leg. Peters was seemingly in a lot of pain as he grasped at his right knee. Trainers brought out an air cast to immobilize the leg.

Fans chanted Peters’ name as he was carted off the field.

Peters was officially ruled out for the rest of the game with a right knee injury. That's likely the last the Eagles will say about the injury tonight. 

With Peters out, backup Halapoulivaati Vaitai came in at left tackle and Lane Johnson stayed at right tackle. If Peters is out for an extended period of time, it's likely Johnson would flip sides.

Peters wasn’t the lone Eagles starter to be lost for the night.

Middle linebacker Jordan Hicks was injured on the second play of Monday night's game against the Redskins. 

Hicks suffered an ankle injury and was almost carried off the field without being able to place any weight on his right leg. After getting checked out on the sideline, he was carted into the Eagles' locker room. 

After the Eagles originally said Hicks was questionable to return, they ruled him out a little while later. 

Hicks was in some clear pain coming off the field. As he waited for the cart, he was consoled by injured safety Chris Maragos, who was lost for the season in Carolina. 

Coming into Monday's game, Hicks was listed as questionable with a calf injury. He said he hurt his calf after overcompensating for his injured ankle. On Saturday, when asked if he was 100 percent, Hicks said "who is?" 

Hicks played in all 16 games last season but has struggled with injuries dating back to his years in college. He played eight games as a rookie in 2015 before tearing his pec. 

Mychal Kendricks (hamstring) was inactive on Monday, so the Eagles are down to Nigel Bradham, Najee Goode and Joe Walker in their base defense.