Last week, after the Eagles cut Josh Huff, Doug Pederson said the Eagles would make a roster move before last Sunday’s game against the Giants. So did Howie Roseman. The Eagles then did not make a roster move. Pederson explained on Monday afternoon they decided against it because of how short the turnaround would have been.
On Wednesday morning, Pederson was asked again about a possible roster move, it having been a week since Huff was cut.
Pederson said the team is still mulling over its options.
“We’ve got some guys we’re evaluating on our practice squad,” Pederson said.
“You know, Paul Turner, Aaron Grymes. We don’t have to make a move right now. There’s no hurry.”
Turner is a wide receiver who flashed in the preseason. The Eagles had four wide receivers active on game day against the Giants, and with Bryce Treggs playing well this weekend, Turner would be the team’s fifth wide receiver and likely inactive against the Falcons if he were to be bumped to the 53-man roster.
Grymes is a cornerback who flashed in the preseason. The Eagles had three cornerbacks active on game day against the Giants. Jalen Mills didn’t have his best game, but it would still take a big change in how the team views its talent for Grymes to be active against the Falcons if he were to be bumped to the 53-man roster.
Pederson also provided an update on the team’s injuries this morning:
— Allen Barbre (hamstring) is still week to week, and is not practicing Wednesday
— Terrence Brooks (hamstring) is also not practicing
— Brent Celek (rib) is being held out of practice on Wednesday, but Pederson says the tight end should be good for Sunday’s game
— Kamu Grugier-Hill (hamstring) is being held from practice