Eagles cut Jarrad Page

AP

Jarrad Page is out in Philadelphia.

Page, a safety who had played in six games this year and started five, was released by the Eagles today.

The timing of the announcement that Page is out is curious: It comes shortly after reports surfaced that he was one of several NFL players at a Manhattan night club where a man was shot and killed in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. None of the players has been accused of any wrongdoing in the shooting, but NFL teams often don’t take kindly to players who find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time.

According to the Philadelphia Daily News, the Eagles say that’s not the reason Page was cut. Then again, if that were the reason Page was cut, it’s probably safe to say the Eagles wouldn’t admit it publicly.

With the roster spot vacated by Page, the Eagles have signed wide receiver Chad Hall from their practice squad. Putting Hall on the active roster is an indication that the Eagles are concerned about wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, who is dealing with hamstring and shoulder injuries.