Shareef Miller’s career with the Eagles appears to be over before it ever even started.
The Eagles on Saturday are reportedly going to release their 2019 4th-round pick after the Philly native failed to impress the coaching staff during his second training camp.
Miller, 23, spent most of his rookie season inactive. He never played on defense and got just two special teams snaps in the regular season finale.
The Eagles drafted Miller out of Penn State last year with pick No. 138, the final pick of the fourth round. The plan was to basically give him a redshirt season and hopefully they’d see some growth entering Year 2.
But Miller failed to turn heads during this training camp.
While the Eagles have found reliable players in Avonte Maddox and Josh Sweat, those two are rare hits for them in the fourth round. While Maddox has a chance to do it this season, the last 4th-round pick to start 10 games in a season for the Eagles was Casey Matthews back in 2014.
As a second-year player, Miller has to be exposed to waivers. If he clears — and there’s no reason to think he’ll get claimed — Miller will become a free agent. The Eagles could then choose to add him to their practice squad and hope to develop him more.