The Philadelphia Eagles activated Cre’Von LeBlanc’s 21-day practice window today, according to an official announcement from the team.
Note that this news does NOT mean that LeBlanc has been activated to the 53-man roster. He is still on the injured reserve list ... for now.
The Eagles can activate LeBlanc to the 53 at any point within the next three weeks. Given that he hasn’t practiced since suffering a foot injury early in training camp, the team will want to see how he looks on the practice field before fully committing a roster spot on him.
With the Eagles waiving Jordan Matthews on Monday evening, it looks like LeBlanc will take his spot on the roster later this week assuming he doesn’t suffer any setbacks.
LeBlanc’s return figures to give the Eagles more depth at cornerback and on special teams. The starting lineup is already cemented with both Ronald Darby and Jalen Mills starting on the outside and Avonte Maddox in the slot. LeBlanc will be the backup nickel cornerback and could get potentially get playing time in dime situations.
The Eagles activating LeBlanc’s practice window means they can now designate only one more player to return from injured reserve this season. DeSean Jackson makes the most sense for that spot but he won’t be eligible to be activated until if the Eagles make it to a second playoff game. It’s far from a lock that the Birds will even make the postseason to begin with.
Then again, the Eagles have never missed the playoffs when LeBlanc has been on their roster.
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