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Two prominent Eagles castoffs join the Panthers

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Rasul Douglas and Shareef Miller, prominent draft picks released Saturday by the Eagles, were claimed Sunday by the Carolina Panthers.

Douglas, the Eagles' 3rd-round pick in 2017 out of West Virginia, and Miller, their 4th-round pick out of Penn State in 2019, were both released after disappointing training camps and disappointing Eagles careers.

Douglas started 18 games in three seasons with the Eagles but was never able to hang onto a starting job. Miller played only two snaps in his Eagles career — both on special teams against the Bills last year.

Panthers 1st-year head coach Matt Rhule, the former Temple head coach, played at Penn State in the 1990s.

The Colts and head coach Frank Reich claimed Eagles tight end Noah Togiai, an undrafted rookie from Oregon.

The Eagles were high on Togiai and hoped to get him onto the practice squad and probably eventually onto the 53-man roster, considering they kept only two tight ends — Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert — on the 53-man roster.

Josh Perkins, who was expected to be the third tight end, is out for the year with an injury. The only other tight end the Eagles had on the roster in camp was Caleb Wilson, the final pick in the 2019 draft. The Eagles have already released Wilson twice.

Waiver claims during the offseason and until Week 4 of the regular season are awarded in inverse order of the previous season's record.

By getting Douglas and Miller on waivers, the Panthers inherit the contracts they signed with the Eagles. 

 

All players released who were not claimed immediately become unrestricted free agents, free to negotiate a contract with any team. 

Most notable of the players the Eagles waived who went unclaimed is former 2nd-round pick Sidney Jones.