The Philadelphia Eagles made an expected change to their roster on Friday. First, the team placed safety Jerome Couplin on the season-ending injured reserve list. Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice first reported on this possibility earlier this week. In a corresponding move, the Eagles promoted Ed Reynolds from their practice squad to the active 53-man roster.
Couplin suffered a shoulder injury during the team's Week 9 win over the Dallas Cowboys. He left the game early and hasn't returned to practice since. The Eagles signed Couplin away from the Detroit Lions' practice squad late last season. He mainly contributed on special teams for Philadelphia this season.
After being drafted out of Stanford by the Eagles in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, Reynolds failed to make it through Philadelphia's final cuts over the last two years. He spent all of last year on the practice squad. He made the practice squad again this year but now he's on the main roster. Reynolds finished the 2015 preseason with 12 tackles, three passes defensed, and two interceptions. He was also credited with a special teams tackle.
Reynolds' promotion to the main roster frees up a practice squad spot. The Eagles tried out eight free agents earlier this week, so perhaps the team will look to sign one of them.