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Philadelphia Eagles place Earl Wolff on injured reserve, sign Roc Carmichael

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The Eagles have decided to add some depth at cornerback.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles announced a few roster moves on Tuesday morning.

The team signed cornerback Roc Carmichael to the active roster. It was recently reported that Philadelphia gave Carmichael a workout last week. The Eagles originally signed Carmichael off of Houston's practice squad early during the 2013 season. He remained on the roster until the team parted ways with him during final cuts. The much-maligned Carmichael really struggled during Philadelphia's preseason games. He has been a free agent ever since the Eagles waived him in late August 2014.

In order to make room for Carmichael on the 53-man roster, the team placed Earl Wolff on the season-ending injured reserve list. The second-year safety had no apparent injury but it was clear he had fallen out of favor with the coaching staff. Wolff had been a healthy scratch on game-day for the past two week ever since the team signed free agent safety Chris Prosinski to take his place. Eagles head coach Chip Kelly noted that Prosinski's special teams ability gave him the edge over Wolff.

It's clear the Eagles felt that Wolff failed to impress in limited playing time. Wolff was given a chance to beat out incumbent starting safety Nate Allen during training camp and preseason but never did enough to seriously challenge for the job. To make matters worse for Wolff, the Eagles couldn't trust him to play special teams. It appears that Wolff, who was a fifth round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, doesn't have much of a future left with Philadelphia.

As for Carmichael, he figures in as a depth cornerback and special teams contributor. To be determined if he's even active on game-day.

UPDATE: It appears Wolff's knee is still giving him issues.