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Official: Eagles activate Jalen Mills, who expects to start against the Cowboys

The Green Goblin is back.

NFL: NFC Championship-Minnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles activated Jalen Mills from the reserve/physically unable to perform list to the 53-man roster, according to an official announcement from the team. The Eagles didn't need to make a corresponding transaction since they already had an open roster spot.

This move was expected. Mills returned to practice earlier this week for the first time since suffering a foot injury in October 2018. On Friday, Mills said he expects to start at cornerback for Eagles in their Week 7 game against the Dallas Cowboys.

One must wonder how effective Mills will be given that he’s playing for the first time after such a long layoff. Mills often struggled last season even when he was healthy.

Earlier this week, Doug Pederson indicated Mills will likely be on a pitch count so it’s not like the Green Goblin will be playing 100% of the defensive snaps from the jump. And with Ronald Darby questionable to play, we could still see Rasul Douglas and/or Sidney Jones getting playing time on the outside.

The Eagles’ entirely shreddable secondary will be in for a big test this weekend as they potentially go up against Amari Cooper, who absolutely torched them the last time these two teams met in 2018.