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WR Shelton Gibson has been waived by the Philadelphia Eagles.
A 2017 fifth-round pick out of West Virginia, Gibson never really got his footing in the NFL. He was drafted by Philadelphia and was with the Eagles in 2017 and 2018. He only caught 3 balls for 59 yards over those two seasons, mostly contributing on special teams. He was released once by the Eagles back in the Summer of 2019 before joining the Browns’ practice squad. He found his way back on Philadelphia’s roster this offseason, but has fallen victim of the 80-player roster limit during training camp this year.
Wide receiver Shelton Gibson, who was waived by the Eagles on Saturday, agreed to a deal to join the Cleveland Browns practice squad on Sunday.
Gibson has elite speed and return experience but struggled to catch on with the Eagles. He will likely need an injury to get a chance in Cleveland but has the top-end speed to make an impact if given the chance.
Wide receiver Shelton Gibson was released by the Philadelphia Eagles with a waived/injured settlement. The team signed CB Sojourn Shelton to take his place on the roster.
Gibson was a speedster drafted by the Eagles in 2017 but never developed enough to earn a regular role on offense. He showed flashes last season and contributed on special teams but was unlikely to make the roster in 2019, especially after his ankle injury.
Eagles wide receiver Shelton Gibson left Sunday's practice due to a right foot injury, according to multiple reports.
Gibson was drafted in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft but has thus far failed to live up to expectations. The Eagles are not exactly loaded at the wide receiver position this year, but reserve spots should be hard to come by due to fierce competition.
Eagles second-year wide receiver Shelton Gibson hauled in five passes for 90 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's loss to the New England Patriots.
Gibson spent most of the 2017 season on the inactive list on game days and was not even considered a lock to make the roster in 2018. However, Gibson has flashed the speed and potential that got him drafted in training camp and looks like an entirely new player. He has caught a number of deep balls over the last two weeks, and he has been regularly getting open during preseason games, especially deep. As of now, he appears to have a firm hold on one of the receiver spots on the Philadelphia roster.