The Eagles announced Monday night they’d made a series of roster moves corresponding to injuries suffered by players in Sunday’s loss to Washington.
Two players were signed to fill holes left by injured players. Long snapper Jon Dorenbos is out for the season with a broken wrist, so the team signed long snapper Rick Lovato, a Neptune, N.J., native who has played for Washington, the Bears, and the Packers. He played two games with Washington earlier this season, and also played in two games for the Packers in 2015.
They also signed cornerback Dwayne Gratz, as was reported earlier today by Jeff McLane of the Inquirer.
And the team placed Dorenbos, rookie running back Wendell Smallwood (knee) and Matt Tobin (knee) on injured reserve, ending their respective seasons.
Smallwood, Doug Pederson said Monday afternoon, has a Grade 2 right knee MCL sprain.
“It’s a lengthy injury, much like Big V’s injury there,” Pederson said, “so we’ll see what we do there.”
Pederson said Kenjon Barner, who was inactive against Washington on Sunday, will be active against Baltimore, and practice squad running back Byron Marshall may be active as well. Darren Sproles is still in the league’s concussion protocol after a brutal hit in Sunday’s game.
Tobin suffered a Grade 2 right knee MCL sprain on Sunday as well. He suffered the injury on the Eagles’ second-to-last offensive play of the game; on their final offensive snap, Ryan Kerrigan rushed past the hobbled Tobin and sacked Carson Wentz, forcing a fumble. Pederson said the team will work out offensive linemen this week in anticipation of needing depth Sunday against Baltimore.