Howie Roseman made mention of the importance of special team contributions several times in his post-roster cuts press conference, and it looks like the Eagles are now bringing in noted special teamer Chris Banjo for a workout on Monday, according to Ian Rapoport. The NFL insider made special note that rosters are “far from set” at this point.
Banjo spent the first 3.5 years of his career with the Green Bay Packers, before joining the Saints halfway through the 2016 season. He can take snaps at safety as well, but spends most of his time making stop on special teams, and most recently signed a 3-year, $9 million deal with New Orleans back in March.
Similarly, veteran cornerback Orlando Scandrick was with the Eagles through camp, but is headed to Houston for a workout with the Texans. Although, the report indicates that there’s still a chance he returns to the Eagles (likely after Week 1 when his 2019 salary won’t be guaranteed).
Veteran CB Orlando Scandrick is visiting the #Texans tomorrow, source says. He was with the #Eagles in camp. Still possible he returns to Philly at some point but exploring other options in the meantime.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 1, 2019
You can expect to see a lot of movement from Roseman and the Eagles front office over the next couple of days. And while the team is a week away from hosting their regular season opener against Washington, the starters are mostly in place, so additional roster moves will likely be to add depth in certain areas.