The biggest news item is that the team promoted tight end Joshua Perkins from the practice squad. This development doesn’t seem to bode well for Zach Ertz’s chances of playing on Sunday. Ertz missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday before being limited on Friday. The Eagles ruled Ertz “questionable” on the final injury report.
The Eagles should be able to beat the Dolphins even without Ertz. But his potential absence isn’t ideal for a mightily struggling offense. The pressure is on Dallas Goedert to step up.
In other roster news, the Eagles activated Cre’Von LeBlanc from injured reserve. This development was expected since Strap returned to practice earlier this week. The Eagles now have seven corners on their 53-man roster: Ronald Darby, Jalen Mills, Avonte Maddox, Rasul Douglas, LeBlanc, Craig James, and Sidney Jones. Strap figures to be a backup nickel corner in addition to contributing on special teams.
The Eagles also waived backup defensive tackle Albert Huggins. They signed him off the Houston Texans’ practice squad earlier this season due to a number of interior defensive line injuries.