The Philadelphia Eagles have officially signed 8 players to their NFL practice squad. These players were eligible to join the 10-man practice squad after clearing waivers at noon today on Sunday. All 8 players spent time with the team during the 2014 NFL preseason.
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Eagles practice squad 2014:
S Ed Reynolds II - Reynolds II was drafted by the Eagles in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. The rookie failed to stand out in the preseason but it's clear the team likes him moving forward. Reynolds II was at a disadvantage by missing some offseason workouts while being required to finish up classes at Stanford.
RB Matthew Tucker - Tucker originally signed with the Eagles as a undrafted rookie free agent following the 2013 NFL Draft. Tucker spent the early portion of the 2013 regular season on the practice squad before being promoted to the active roster and remaining there for the rest of the season. Tucker impressed in summer this year but suffered a shoulder injury in the Eagles' fourth preseason game. Perhaps the Eagles waived Tucker because they knew no one would claim him with the injury and they could store him on the practice squad. Assuming he's not signed away, Tucker gives the Eagles depth at running back should an injury occur to one of the three ball carriers that reside on the active roster: LeSean McCoy, Darren Sproles, and Chris Polk.
ILB Emmanuel Acho - Acho was originally acquired by the Eagles in a trade with the Cleveland Browns in exchange for Dion Lewis during the 2013 NFL offseason. Acho originally made the Eagles 53-man roster but was shortly cut after the team acquired linebacker Najee Goode on waivers. Acho spent a brief stint on the New York Giants practice squad before being signed back to the Eagles active roster. Philadelphia would end up waiving him again, however, and Acho finished the 2013 season on the Eagles practice squad. Acho has flashed ability at times but not consistently enough to deserve a roster spot.
WR Quron Pratt - Pratt signed with the Eagles as an undrafted rookie free agent following the 2014 NFL Draft. Pratt, who attended Rutgers, flashed ability at times during training camp. The 5-11, 195 native of Palmyra, New Jersey was also noticeable for the fact he wore the jersey number of former Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson: #10.
C/G Josh Andrews - Andrews signed with the Eagles as an undrafted rookie free agent following the 2014 NFL Draft. The former Oregon State offensive lineman has the versatility to play both guard and center, which is obviously something the Eagles value in their lineman.
OT Kevin Graf - Graf signed with the Eagles as an undrafted rookie free agent following the 2014 NFL Draft. The 6-6, 309 lb Graf played his college football as a three-year starter at USC. Developmental depth offensive lineman.
NT Wade Keliikipi - Keliikipi signed with the Eagles as an undrafted rookie free agent following the 2014 NFL Draft. The former Oregon Ducks defensive lineman stands at 6-2, 303 lbs. Keliikipi gives the Eagles a third nose tackle behind two players at the same position on the active roster: starter Bennie Logan and rookie Beau Allen.
WR Will Murphy - Everyone's favorite former Oregon Ducks wide receiver was originally signed by the Eagles as an undrafted rookie free agent following the 2013 NFL Draft. Murphy spent the entire 2013 season on Philadelphia's practice squad and it looks like he's on pace to do it again.
Two open practice squad spots remain. As part of the new practice squad eligibility rules explained here, both spots can (but don't have to) be used on NFL players that have played up to two years in the NFL.
[UPDATE - 9:00 PM EST] Eagles reportedly sign WR/CB Teddy Williams to the practice squad. If true, the Eagles only have one open practice squad spot remaining.