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Report: Eagles promote Alex Singleton to active roster

Not a good sign for Nigel Bradham.

NFL: AUG 08 Preseason - Titans at Eagles Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles are promoting practice squad linebacker Alex Singleton to their 53-man roster, according to a report from writer and Bleeding Green Nation alumnus Mike Kaye. The Eagles didn’t need to make a corresponding move since they already had two open roster spots. UPDATE: The Eagles officially confirmed the Singleton promotion and also signed undrafted rookie free agent center Keegan Render to the practice squad.

Singleton, a former Canadian Football League standout, flashed both on defense and special teams during the Eagles’ preseason games this year. There was thought he might make the 53 but the Eagles opted to roster undrafted rookie free agent T.J. Edwards instead.

The Eagles now have a need for Singleton on the roster since 1) Nigel Bradham is hurt and seems unlikely to play against the Dallas Cowboys this Sunday and 2) the Eagles cut starter Zach Brown earlier this week.

The Eagles now have five healthy linebackers for this week’s game: Nathan Gerry, Kamu Grugier-Hill, Edwards, Singleton, and Duke Riley. It remains to be seen how playing time shakes out but Gerry and Grugier-Hill figure to see the most snaps, with Gerry making calls as the middle linebacker. Edwards might also seem some playing time. Singleton and Riley seem bound to mostly contribute on special teams.

The Eagles still have one open roster spot after signing Singleton. That spot could be used to activate Jalen Mills from reserve/Physically Unable to Perform later this week.

Current Eagles practice squad

C Keegan Render

RB De’Angelo Henderson

CB Ajene Harris

WR Robert Davis

WR Greg Ward

QB Kyle Lauletta

WR Marcus Green

TE Joshua Perkins

OG Sua Opeta

DT Bruce Hector

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