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