The Philadelphia Eagles officially announced some roster moves ahead of their Week 6 game against the Baltimore Ravens. An overview:
- DE Vinny Curry and S Will Parks were activated from injured reserve to the roster.
- TE Jason Croom and DB Elijah Riley were elevated from the practice squad.
Let’s sort through this on a player-by-player basis.
It’s really hard to understand why the Eagles were in such a rush to bring Curry back. It’s not like they were desperate for more defensive end depth. Activating the 32-year-old veteran ultimately comes at the expense of losing promising 2020 seventh-round pick Casey Toohill to the Washington Football Team. Curry returning also potentially means less playing time for younger guys like Josh Sweat and Genard Avery.
Parks returned to practice earlier this week. A hamstring injury had kept him out since early September. It’ll be interesting to see how Parks fares in his Eagles debut. He figures to be a starting safety with Jalen Mills set to play cornerback once again. On paper, at least, Parks’ return improves Philly’s secondary. Would much rather see him than Marcus Epps out there.
The Eagles are elevating Croom to be their tight end behind Zach Ertz and Richard Rodgers. He’ll also contribute on special teams.
The Eagles are elevating Riley for the second week in a row. He’ll play special teams and provide safety depth behind Rodney McLeod, Parks, and K’Von Wallace.