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Eagles activate Will Parks’ practice window, waive two rookies, and protect two practice squad players

Roster news.

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The Philadelphia Eagles officially announced the following moves on Tuesday evening:

  • S Will Parks’ 21-day practice window activated.
  • DE Casey Toohill and DB Grayland Arnold waived.
  • TE Jason Croom and DB Elijah Riley protected on the practice squad.

Let’s sort through this news on a player-by-player basis.

WILL PARKS

Parks suffered a hamstring injury during the final week of training camp. It was originally reported he was set to miss four-to-six weeks. It’s been six weeks since that timeline was first offered but one report suggests he’s at least one more week away. If Parks can’t play against the Baltimore Ravens, he might also not be ready for the Eagles’ Week 7 Thursday Night Football game against the New York Giants. The Eagles are hoping to have him back against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 8 by the latest.

Getting Parks back would be ideal since the Eagles are thin at safety. His return should mean less playing time for Marcus Epps. Parks can also contribute on special teams.

CASEY TOOHILL

The Eagles’ 2020 seventh-round pick had a good camp but he’s been a healthy scratch outside of playing 22 defensive snaps in Week 2. The Eagles are likely aiming to bring back Toohill on the practice squad if he clears waivers.

Toohill’s departure could be a sign that the Eagles plan to activate Vinny Curry from injured reserve this week. Feels like a mistake to be giving playing time to a veteran on a one-year deal over a rookie with potential like Toohill.

GRAYLAND ARNOLD

The Eagles signed Arnold to their roster ahead of their Week 5 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It was his third game being active for Philly after previously being elevated twice from the practice squad.

The Eagles felt Arnold was expendable with Parks set to return soon. The team will likely look to bring back their 2020 undrafted rookie free agent signing on the practice squad if he clears waivers.

JASON CROOM

The Eagles protecting Croom signals that he’ll be elevated as the third tight end behind Zach Ertz and Richard Rodgers for this weekend’s game.

ELIJAH RILEY

Unlike with Arnold, the Eagles can still elevate Riley from the practice squad one more time without exposing him to waivers. The team will likely do so this week to give themselves more safety depth on game day.


See below for a current look at the Eagles’ 2020 practice squad.

TE Jason Croom (protected) [Times protected this season: 2]

S Elijah Riley (protected) [2]

QB Josh McCown

RB Elijah Holyfield

RB Adrian Killins [1]

WR Deontay Burnett [4]

WR Marcus Green

TE Caleb Wilson

OT Prince Tega Wanogho

DE Joe Ostman [2]

DT T.Y. McGill [3]

DT Raequan Williams

LB Dante Olson

CB Michael Jacquet

DE Matt Leo (international spot - doesn’t count towards limit)