According to several reports, the Philadelphia Eagles have released inside linebacker Emmanuel Acho due to a thumb injury that requires surgery. The team has yet to confirm or deny the reports, but his locker was reportedly empty on Thursday.
Acho was acquired by the Eagles in a 2013 trade that sent Dion Lewis to the Cleveland Browns. Acho spent time during the previous two seasons on the Eagles' practice squad and was brought up to the active roster early last season.
He appeared in 20 games for the Eagles, starting in two of them. He recorded 22 tackles while playing for the Eagles.
It would have been tough for Acho to make the 53-man roster this year because of the depth at middle linebacker. DeMeco Ryans, Mychal Kendricks, and Kiko Alonso are all figured to see significant playing time this year. They also drafted Jordan Hicks in the third round this season who will contribute on special teams, and signed Brad Jones who is now learning how to play some outside linebacker for the Eagles. The team is also said to be high on Najee Goode, although he has not had a great preseason.Read more... Join the Conversation...