The Philadelphia Eagles officially announced some roster moves on Friday afternoon.
Nigel Bradham and Deiondre’ Hall have been activated to the 53-man roster now that they’re done serving their one-game suspensions. It’s nice to see that an Eagles defense that played so well against the Falcons is now receiving even more reinforcements. Bradham’s return is especially big given how well the veteran linebacker played in 2017.
The Eagles only needed to cut one player to make room for these guys since Philadelphia opened a roster spot on Thursday by placing Mack Hollins on injured reserve. The player the Eagles cut was none other than Tre Sullivan, who had a really bad gaffe during Thursday’s game.
During a special teams play, Sullivan somehow managed to have his foot touch a ball punted by the Falcons that allowed Atlanta to recover. The turnover negated an Eagles defensive stop and set the Falcons up at the Eagles’ 32-yard line. Rasul Douglas would ultimately bail Sullivan out by picking off a Matt Ryan pass on that drive.
Sullivan’s mistake against the Falcons certainly wasn’t the only reason the Eagles cut him. The writing was already on the wall for the 2017 undrafted rookie free agent signing when the Eagles traded for Hall after final cuts last weekend. Hall will now replace Sullivan as the Eagles’ fourth safety behind Malcolm Jenkins, Rodney McLeod, and Corey Graham.