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Eagles Reportedly Release Former Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 06: Orlando Scandrick #38 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on against the New York Jets at Lincoln Financial Field on October 6, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Orlando Scandrick's career with the Philadelphia Eagles appears to be over just as soon as it began.

After playing here and there in the much-mocked Eagles secondary for the last three weeks, Philly cut ties with Scandrick after the team was bulldozed by the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football.

Scandrick, 32, was signed off the free agent heap after a scary injury to Avonte Maddox.

Scandrick announced his arrival in Philadelphia by dominating Luke Falk and the New York Jets in his first game with the team. Scandrick, who was Pro Football Focus' highest-graded player at any position that week, recorded two sacks and forced two fumbles, one of which he ran back for a touchdown.

However, Scandrick's playing time has decreased in their subsequent losses against the Cowboys and Minnesota Vikings. This is the second consecutive week that the Eagles have abruptly cut a veteran defender, following the release of linebacker Zach Brown.

If there is anything this secondary needs, it's MORE cornerbacks, not less. Because of this glaring need, Scandrick's release comes as a bit of a shock.