Linebacker Adrian Moten was signed to the Philadelphia Eagles last week in hopes that he would help address the coverage woes on special teams that led to the release of Brian Rolle.
After just one week, the Birds are on to another plan.
Moten played 16 snaps on special teams in Pittsburgh on Sunday and didn’t record a single tackle. Accordingly, he was cut by Philadelphia on Tuesday. In his place, the team signed Jason Williams (6’1, 244), who played 28 games with Carolina (2010-12) and Dallas (2009-10). Williams was a 3rd-round draft pick by Dallas out of Western Illinois who in his time in the NFL has posted 36 tackles, 28 special teams tackles, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery.
In 2011, Williams led the Panthers with 15 tackles on special teams along with a forced fumble, and added 21 stops on defense. He was cut from the team with final roster cuts this year.
Will the Williams signing bring the Eagles the help with special teams coverage that they urgently need? We’ll soon find out.