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Eagles bring rookie corner back to the practice squad

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The Philadelphia Eagles signed cornerback Chandon Sullivan back to their practice squad, according to an official announcement from the team.

The Eagles released Sullivan from their 53-man roster on Monday in order to promote Josh Hawkins from the practice squad. Hawkins, 25, is more NFL ready than the 22-year-old Sullivan.

Sullivan originally signed with the Eagles as an undrafted rookie free agent following the 2018 NFL Draft. The Georgia State alumnus showed some potential in training camp and preseason, which led to him being offered a practice squad spot.

Sullivan remained on the practice squad until injuries forced him to the main roster prior to the Eagles’ Week 8 game. Even more secondary injuries forced him into the starting lineup against the New York Giants in Week 12.

Sullivan clearly struggled against NFL competition but it’s too early to entirely write off his long-term potential. Give him some more time to work on his game and perhaps he can develop into a solid depth corner.

The Eagles will likely sign their practice squad players to reserve/futures contract once the regular season ends. These deals allow the players to be on Philadelphia’s 90-man offseason roster.

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

CB Chandon Sullivan

OG Kaleb Johnson

CB Jeremiah McKinnon

OL Anthony Fabiano

TE Will Tye

RB Donnel Pumphrey

LB Asantay Brown

WR Braxton Miller

WR Dorren Miller

DE Joe Ostman