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Eagles call up Tre Sullivan from practice squad, waive defensive tackle

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Philly needed more safety depth.

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The Philadelphia Eagles signed practice squad safety Tre Sullivan to their 53-man roster, according to the NFL’s official transaction wire. In a corresponding move, the team waived T.Y. McGill with a failed physical designation.

The Eagles were in need of extra safety depth heading into Thursday night’s game against the New York Giants. With Rodney McLeod on injured reserve and Corey Graham ruled out with a hamstring injury, the Eagles were down to just Malcolm Jenkins, Avonte Maddox (a converted cornerback), and Deiondre’ Hall on the back end. Sullivan’s presence now gives the Eagles a fourth safety.

Sullivan will also be counted on to contribute on special teams, especially with linebackers D.J. Alexander and Nathan Gerry being ruled out. Sullivan made a bad special teams mistake in Week 1 when he got too close to a Falcons punt and the ball went off his leg for an Atlanta recovery. Hopefully he’s learned his lesson since being cut and spending time on the practice squad.

The Eagles claimed McGill off waivers on Monday after placing Jay Ajayi on injured reserve. Now he’s gone and Philadelphia is down to just Fletcher Cox, Destiny Vaeao, and Treyvon Hester at defensive tackle with Haloti Ngata ruled out. Yikes. The Eagles are dangerously thin at that spot.

Please get well soon, Tim Jernigan.

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Here’s an updated look at the Eagles’ practice squad:

DT Bruce Hector

LB Kyle Wilson

OL Josh Andrews

TE Billy Brown

LB Asantay Brown

WR Braxton Miller

WR Dorren Miller

DE Joe Ostman

CB Chandon Sullivan