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Eagles swap out practice squad tight ends

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Even more tight end news.

New York Giants v Philadelphia Eagles Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images

Designating Richard Rodgers to return from injured reserve wasn’t the only tight end news the Philadelphia Eagles made on Tuesday afternoon. The team also announced a change to the practice squad with Billy Brown being cut and replaced by Will Tye.

The 27-year-old Tye originally signed with the New York Giants as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2015. He played 29 games (17 starts) over two seasons with the G-Men and logged 90 receptions for 859 yards and four touchdowns in that stretch.

After being cut but the Giants in September 2017, Tye spent a one-month stint with the New York Jets. He then joined the Patriots’ practice squad and was with New England until getting waived with an injury designation during final cuts.

I guess the Eagles like Tye’s “proven” track record over Brown’s theoretical upside. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. Brown showed some promise as a rookie in the 2017 offseason but he failed to take a step forward this year.

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

TE Will Tye

CB De’Vante Bausby

DT Bruce Hector

RB Donnel Pumphrey

LB B.J. Bello

OL Josh Andrews

LB Asantay Brown

WR Braxton Miller

WR Dorren Miller

DE Joe Ostman