Marcus Smith’s time in Philadelphia has come to an end.
The Eagles on Wednesday announced they had cut their first-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft out of Louisville after an underwhelming three seasons.
The move comes as no surprise considering the team declined to pick up Smith’s fifth-year option earlier this year, and he opted not to participate in voluntary offseason workouts.
Smith was due a $594,000 roster bonus on the third day of camp, so the Eagles cleared approximately $1.5 million in salary cap space by parting ways with the defensive end since his $889,515 base salary was not guaranteed.
Smith, 25, recorded just four sacks in 37 games.
According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, the opposing views on payroll have been straining the relationship between James and Gilbert because James appeared to imply it was an organizational choice whether to improve or not.
It’s unquestionably the low point for a crew that had been universally hailed when it led off the ESPY awards last July with a moving speech demanding racial justice. No other pro athletes could have pulled it off. Back at the ESPYs they were riding high, especially James, having just delivered Cleveland a championship in historic fashion with the Cavs’ win over the Warriors. They were also key players in getting a new collective bargaining agreement, as members of the union’s executive team, that Cheap Jerseys Bike helped in avoiding a third costly lockout since 1999. So it’s difficult to believe what happened this past week and where they are Cheap Jerseys And Jordans now, just from a PR standpoint.
But don’t worry, the Banana Boat Crew will soon be back aboard, with smooth seas ahead.