The Philadelphia Eagles promoted practice squad wide receiver Greg Ward to the 53-man roster, according to an official announcement from the team. In a corresponding move, the Eagles placed safety Rudy Ford on injured safety.
Ward’s promotion doesn’t seem to bode well for the status of Nelson Agholor and/or Alshon Jeffery when it comes to Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks. Agholor and Jeffery were both ruled questionable on Friday’s final injury report.
Agholor seems more likely to miss Sunday’s game considering he didn’t practice at all this week. It’s unusual for Eagles players to miss the entire week of practice and then play on Sunday. Jeffery, meanwhile, was a limited participant throughout practice.
There’s a case to be made Ward deserved a call up even if the Eagles weren’t banged up at wide receiver. Agholor has been mightily struggling; multiple metrics have him pegged at THE worst receiver in the NFL right now. Ward warrants a look considering how he showed some positive flashes during preseason and training camp.
Ford suffered an abdominal injury in Wednesday’s practice. The Eagles were using him as a third safety (Andrew Sendejo’s old role) in Week 11. Now Philadelphia has just three remaining safeties on their roster: Malcolm Jenkins, Rodney McLeod, and Marcus Epps. Epps only joined the team a couple weeks ago. The Eagles better hope nothing happens to Jenkins or McLeod.
The Eagles and Seahawks will officially announce their inactives at 11:30 AM Eastern on Sunday morning.