The Limas Sweed era is officially over. The team announced this morning that Sweed has been placed on the waived/injured list and the team also waived TE Eugene Bright.
Sweed had no chance at making the roster after the signing of Jerricho Cotchery and even fell behind the likes of Tyler Grisham and Arnaz Battle on the depth chart.
Sweed was dealing with right and left shoulder injuries in camp. He will be best remembered for his big drop against the Baltimore Ravens in the 2009 AFC Championship Game and his touchdown drop against the Cincinnati Bengals in week 3 of the 2009 season.
Waiving Sweed and Bright made room for the team to sign defensive backs Macho Harris (6-0, 200) and Kevin Dockery (5-8, 188) this morning.
Harris, 25, was the Eagles 5th round pick in 2009. A four year cornerback in college, Harris was turned to safety in 2009, playing in 15 games and starting 8 games for the Eagles.
He made 41 tackles but was turned back to a cornerback in summer of 2010. He was cut by the Eagles in September 2010 and signed by the Washington Redskins on November 23, 2010. He appeared in three games with the Redskins last season, making 3 tackles.
Dockery, 27, is a 5 year veteran, spending his first four seasons (2006-2009) with the New York Giants after signing with the team as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He spent last season with the St. Louis Rams.
The 5-foot-8, 188-pound corner appeared in 10 games with the Rams in 2010, recording 22 tackles and had 1 interception.
In his career, Dockery has 171 tackles and 4 interceptions in 61 games.
While Harris has been regarded as a player with upside who could pan out with the right coaching, Dockery has shown the ability to contribute as a nickle back and in the dime packages, playing a big role for the New York Giants in their Super Bowl run in 2007.