The Philadelphia Eagles gave up on second-year safety Jaiquawn Jarrett Tuesday.

They released Jarrett, a second-round draft pick in 2011 out of Temple University, and re-signed wide receiver Mardy Gilyard to a two-year  contract.

Jarrett became the latest of several Eagles' second-round picks during coach Andy Reid's tenure who failed to live up to expectations, joining

defensive end Victor Abiamiri (2008), linebacker Quintin Caver (2001) and linebacker Matt McCoy (2005). The 6-foot, 196-pounder was inactive for four of the 16 regular-season games as a rookie and played special teams in most of the others.

He played well enough in the preseason and in training camp this season to earn a roster spot ahead of O.J. Atogwe, who was released at the end of the preseason, but struggled on special teams in last Sunday's 17-16 victory at Cleveland in the season-opener.

Meanwhile, the Eagles were a little short-handed at wide receiver. Riley Cooper remained sidelined with a broken collarbone and Jeremy Maclin suffered a strained hip flexor against the Browns, leading them to bring back Gilyard.

Gilyard, 6-1 and 187 pounds, caught nine passes for 151 yards and two touchdowns for the Eagles during the preseason. He last played in the NFL in 2010 as a rookie with St. Louis, when he caught six passes for 63 yards while playing in 11 games. He was out of the NFL last season after getting cut by the New York Jets.

Also, the Ealges signed tight end Derek Carrier to the practice squad and released tight end Chase Ford from that unit. Carrier spent the preseason with Oakland as a rookie free agent, but was released.

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