Eagles claim wide receiver Greg Salas from Patriots

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The Philadelphia Eagles claimed wide receiver Greg Salas off waivers from the New England Patriots.

The Eagles announced the move this afternoon as Salas joins his third club since being a fourth-round draft pick of the St. Louis Rams in 2011. Philadelphia released wide receiver Mardy Gilyard to create a roster spot for Salas.

The Patriots cut Salas earlier this week to make room for rookie offensive tackle Markus Zusevics. New England had traded a seventh-round draft pick to the Rams for Salas at the end of preseason. He went back-and-forth between the 53-man roster and the practice squad. It’s not known if the Patriots were hoping he would clear waivers so he could be re-signed to the practice squad. That is the risk involved with making such a move.

Salas appeared in only one game for the Patriots. He made 27 catches for 264 yards as a rookie for the Rams.

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