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Eagles officially activate Richard Rodgers, place Joshua Perkins on injured reserve

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The Philadelphia Eagles activated Richard Rodgers to the 53-man roster and placed Joshua Perkins on injured reserve, according to an official announcement from the team on Friday afternoon.

This move was expected. The Eagles designated Rodgers to return from injured reserve earlier this week. Doug Pederson also announced that Perkins suffered a knee injury that’ll keep him out for a significant amount of time.

Rodgers figures to be an upgrade over Perkins as the Eagles’ third string tight end. Rodgers was having a good preseason/training camp before suffering a PCL injury that landed him on IR prior to Week 1. In addition to giving Philadelphia more depth behind Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert, Rodgers can also help out on special teams.

It’ll be worth monitoring if Rodgers slides right into Perkins’ role or if he receives more playing time than expected. It’d be disappointing to see him getting time over the already underutilized Goedert. The rookie received zero targets against the Cowboys last week.

With Rodgers back, now’s the time to remind you that the Eagles can only designate one more play to return from IR this season. It sounds like Mike Wallace might be that guy, although he won’t be ready until some time in December.

In other news, it’s worth noting that the Eagles did not activate Timmy Jernignan from the reserve/physically unable to perform list just yet. They have until 4:00 PM ET tomorrow to do so or else he’ll definitely be out on Sunday.


RB Jay Ajayi
DE Derek Barnett
CB Elie Bouka
WR Mack Hollins
S Rodney McLeod
TE Joshua Perkins (knee)
WR Mike Wallace
LB Paul Worrilow

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