The Philadelphia Eagles have lost one of their 10-man practice squad members. Running back Byron Marshall has signed to the Redskins’ 53-man roster, according to a report from Master Tesfatsion. Washington needed more help at running back with Rob Kelley injured.
Marshall, 23, originally signed with the Eagles as an undrafted rookie free agent following the 2016 NFL Draft. Philly waived him in final cuts but he signed to the practice squad and was later promoted to the active roster. Marshall appeared in three games with the Eagles last season.
With the Eagles being thin at running back, it seemed like Marshall had a chance to make the 53-man roster this year. He certainly outplayed 2017 fourth-round pick Donnel Pumphrey, but the Eagles cut him and brought him back on the practice squad again. Now he’s gone.
It’s not like the Eagles needed extra depth at running back. They currently have five rushers on the roster: Jay Ajayi, LeGarrette Blount, Corey Clement, Kenjon Barner, and Wendell Smallwood. Plus Pumphrey on injured reserve.
Still, it sucks for the Eagles to lose Marshall to an NFC East rival. I guess this is payback for Nate Sudfeld.
Here’s an updated look at Philly’s practice squad, which currently has one vacancy.
UPDATED LOOK AT THE 2017 EAGLES PRACTICE SQUAD
S Tre Sullivan
DT Justin Hamilton
WR Rashard Davis
CB D.J. Killings
WR Greg Ward Jr.
CB DeVante Bausby
C/G Josh Andrews
TE Billy Brown
OT Dillon Gordon