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Eagles add third wide receiver to practice squad

Former Washington draft pick.

Cincinnati Bengals v Washington Redskins Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles signed free agent wide receiver Robert Davis to their practice squad on Monday, according to an announcement from his agent.

The Eagles had a vacant practice squad spot after promoting cornerback Ryan Lewis to the roster last Friday.

Davis, 24, originally entered the league as a sixth-round pick by Washington in the 2017 NFL Draft. The 6-3, 210 pound pass catcher was waived in final cuts as a rookie. He spent time on Washington’s practice squad before being called up to the 53-man roster late in the 2017 season.

Davis had his 2018 campaign end before it began after suffering a serious season-ending leg injury.

Davis made his case for a roster spot in 2019 with three preseason receptions for 115 yards and two touchdowns. Washington cut him, however, and put him on the practice squad before calling him back up a week later. Davis had one reception for 11 yards against the Giants in Week 4 before being cut by Washington last week.

That Davis has shown some potential makes himself a reasonable practice squad addition. Perhaps he’s worth developing and Washington, which isn’t a very good/smart franchise, gave up on him too soon.

It’s a little interesting that the Eagles now have three receivers on their practice squad. That’s in addition to the five they already have on their roster. One must wonder about the injury situation there with Alshon Jeffery having been hampered by his calf and DeSean Jackson still missing games.

Current Eagles practice squad

WR Robert Davis

CB D.J. White

WR Greg Ward

QB Kyle Lauletta

RB Boston Scott

WR Marcus Green

TE Joshua Perkins

OG Sua Opeta

DT Bruce Hector

LB Alex Singleton

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