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Eagles cut practice squad tackle to bring back a wide receiver

The practice squad shuffle.

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The Philadelphia Eagles made another change to their practice squad according to an official announcement on Monday afternoon. The Eagles released offensive tackle Victor Salako in order to make room for a familiar face: wide receiver Greg Ward Jr.

The Eagles only inked Salako, who signed with Philadelphia as an undrafted free agent after the 2017 NFL Draft, to the practice squad last week. The Eagles cut cornerback C.J. Smith in order to make room for him. Smith has since joined the Cleveland Browns’ practice squad.

Ward, also a 2017 undrafted free agent signing, was released from the practice squad last week following the signing of cornerback DeVante Bausby.

I wouldn’t read into these practice squad moves too much. It seems like the Eagles are just shuffling around some practice squad guys in order to work around the 10-man limit. I suggested this possibility last week.

The Eagles likely aren’t done making roster moves this week. Philadelphia is currently one player shy of the 53-man limit so they’ll probably be signing someone today or tomorrow to fill that vacancy. It could be a defensive back due to the injuries at that position. We’ll see.


WR Greg Ward Jr.

DT Justin Hamilton

CB DeVante Bausby

QB Nate Sudfeld

C/G Josh Andrews

TE Billy Brown

LB Nathan Gerry

OT Dillon Gordon

RB Byron Marshall

WR Bryce Treggs

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