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Eagles Do the Practice Squad Shuffle

For the Eagles, the past week has certainly been an active one in terms of personnel changes. Amid all the talk of the Brandon Gibson for Will Witherspoon trade, the team made a few adjustments to their practice squad. Second year guard Mike Gibson was signed to the Seattle Seahawks active roster, leaving a vacancy on the eight man squad. Soon after, the Eagles signed center/guard Dallas Reynolds, an undrafted rookie who spent training camp and all four preseason games with the team, only to be released during the final roster cutdowns. The 6'4" 314 lb BYU standout has shown versatility along the offensive line, and should be a decent insurance policy should another o-lineman get injured (god forbid).

In addition, Brandon Gibson's departure prompted the Eagles to sign another wide receiver to compliment Jordan Norwood on the practice squad. Enter Dobson Collins, a 6'2" 178 lb receiver who spent the summer with the 49ers. The rookie free agent was a two-time All-Big South selection at Gardner-Webb where he caught 143 passes for 1,745 yards and 14 touchdowns during his college career. In order to make room for Collins, recently signed cornerback Stoney Woodson was given the boot. Now that the Eagles are down to only five active receivers, there is a chance that Norwood or Collins might land a promotion should Kevin Curtis' frequent knee problems continue to sideline him.

Now, with Omar Gaither expected to miss the rest of the season with a Lisfranc sprain in his foot, look for even more personnel changes on the horizon.