The Philadelphia Eagles released veteran offensive guard Jamon Brown and signed practice squad tight end Jason Brown to their roster, according to an official announcement from the team.
No one will be surprised to see the Eagles move on from Brown. He looked terrible while starting in place of Matt Pryor at right guard in Week 6. Brown allowed two sacks, three hurries, and four quarterback hits during the Eagles’ loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Pro Football Focus has Brown graded as the worst pass blocking guard in the entire NFL.
We can at least be thankful that Brown made us laugh:
Heard a lot of people Trashing Jamon Brown but y’all all clearly forgot his 0.5 Sack in his first Start as an eagle...STUD pic.twitter.com/F2slmOUMY9— dante (@DanteBabyyy) October 19, 2020
With Brown gone and Matt Pryor still on the reserve/COVID-19 list, the guess here is that the Eagles will move Nate Herbig back to right guard and start Sua Opeta at left guard. Opeta has more expereince lining up on the left side.
As a reminder, the Eagles will be starting their SIXTH different offensive line combination in seven games this week. To recap:
Week 1 — LT Jason Peters, LG Isaac Seumalo, C Jason Kelce, RG Nate Herbig, RT Jack Driscoll
Week 2 — LT Jason Peters, LG Isaac Seumalo, C Jason Kelce, RG Nate Herbig, RT Lane Johnson
Week 3 — LT Jason Peters, LG Nate Herbig, C Jason Kelce, RG Matt Pryor, RT Lane Johnson
Week 4 — LT Jordan Mailata, LG Nate Herbig, C Jason Kelce, RG Matt Pryor, RT Lane Johnson
Week 5 — LT Jordan Mailata, LG Nate Herbig, C Jason Kelce, RG Matt Pryor, RT Lane Johnson
Week 6 — LT Jordan Mailata, LG Nate Herbig, C Jason Kelce, RG Jamon Brown, RT Jack Driscoll
Week 7 — LT Jordan Mailata, LG Sua Opeta (?), C Jason Kelce, RG Nate Herbig (?), RT Lane Johnson
The Eagles signed Croom — who caught a touchdown pass during his one snap played against the Ravens — because they needed help at tight end. With Dallas Goedert still on injured reserve and Zach Ertz reportedly expected to miss a month, the Eagles were down to just Richard Rodgers and Hakeem Butler as the only two healthy tight ends on the 53-man roster. And Butler only started transitioning from wide receiver to tight end a few weeks ago.
Croom led all Buffalo Bills tight ends in receptions in 2018 with 22 for 259 yards and one touchdown. So, he has some experience playing in the NFL. I don’t think opponents will exactly be shaking in their boots when they see him and/or Dick Rod on the field, though.
The Eagles are still expected to elevate T.Y. McGill and Prince Tega Wanogho from the practice squad to the game day roster for Thursday night’s matchup against the New York Giants. Still waiting on official word about that.