So what happened with Eagles running back Miguel Maysonet in Philadelphia? Per a source with direct knowledge of the situation, Maysonet found himself on the wrong side of a numbers game.
The recent addition of veteran tailback Felix Jones resulted in Maysonet sliding, in the team’s view, to the sixth spot on the depth chart. And so the decision was made to move on.
Despite speculation in some circles that the five-figure signing bonus paid to Maysonet and his abrupt departure after one week of OTA practices speaks to a disconnect between coaching staff and front office, keep in mind that undrafted rookies routinely get sizable signing bonuses — and then routinely get cut.
This year, for example, the Giants gave receiver Marcus Davis a $15,000 signing bonus, and they already have released him.
The balance of Maysonet’s rookie deal will now be subject to the waiver system, given that the Eagles officially have released the former Stony Brook standout, replacing him with undrafted rookie tight end Will Shaw. The teams to watch will be any teams the Eagles outbid to get Maysonet, since those teams can now get him with no signing bonus at all.