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Eagles Release CB Dwayne Gratz, Place DT Beau Allen & CB Sidney Jones On NFI

The Philadelphia Eagles announced Sunday that they’ve released CB Dwayne Gratz and placed DT Beau Allen and CB Sidney Jones on active/NFI list.

  • The Eagles also re-signed QB Dane Evans.

Gratz, 27, is a former third-round pick of the Jaguars back in 2013. He’s currently in the final year of his four-year, $3.1 million rookie contract and set to make a base salary of $790,076 for the 2016 season.

The Jaguars reinstated Gratz from the reserve/suspended list before cutting him loose soon after. The Rams later claimed him off of waivers before waiving him in November of last year.

Gratz finished out the season in Philadelphia and was set to make a base salary of $775,000 for the 2017 season.

In 2016, Gratz appeared in six games and recorded five tackles and no interceptions for the Jaguars and Rams.

Jones, 21, was selected with the No. 43 overall pick by the Eagles in this year’s draft. He was considered to be one of the top cornerback prospects in this year’s draft class before he, unfortunately, suffered an Achilles tear during his Pro Day.

Jones signed a four-year, $6.14 million contract that includes $3.814 million guaranteed and he stands to make base salaries of $465,000 and $744,094 over the first two years of the agreement.

During his college career at Washington, Jones recorded 145 tackles, one sack, eight interceptions, one defensive touchdown, 21 pass defenses, six forced fumbles, three recoveries and 21 pass defenses.

Allen, 25, is a former seventh-round pick by the Eagles in the 2014 NFL Draft. He is entering the final year of a four-year rookie contract worth $2,282,248 and is set to make a base salary of $690,000 in 2017.

Allen is working his way back from a pectoral injury that he suffered a few months ago.

In 2016, Allen appeared in all 16 games for the Eagles and recorded 29 total tackles, 0.5 sack, and one fumble recovery.