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The Philadelphia Eagles are bringing a familiar face back to their 10-man practice squad: undrafted rookie free agent safety Tre Sullivan.

In case you don’t remember who that is, allow me to remind you.

The Eagles originally signed Sullivan, who attended Division II Shepherd University, following the 2017 NFL Draft. He spent the entire summer with Philadelphia before getting injured in the Eagles’ final preseason game. Sullivan was placed on injured reserve being before waived with an injury settlement.

It’s cool to see Sullivan is back with the Eagles. I thought he showed some promise in training camp. Everyone will obviously remember him for the big hits, but I thought he showed some nice coverage skills in practice as well.

The Eagles aren’t lacking immediate depth at the safety position. It could be a long-term need, though. Corey Graham, who turns 33 this summer, is currently signed to a one-year deal. Jaylen Watkins will be a free agent after this season. Special teams captain Chris Maragos is currently injured and turns 31 in January.

Sullivan could compete for a backup job behind Malcolm Jenkins and Rodney McLeod next summer.

In order to make room for Sullivan on the practice squad, the Eagles released linebacker Don Cherry. The Villanova alumnus re-signed with Philly two weeks ago but he’s gone again.

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

RB Byron Marshall