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Eagles announce two roster moves and four practice squad protections

Poor Strap.

Philadelphia Eagles v Cleveland Browns Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles officially announced some transactions late Tuesday afternoon. Here’s an overview:

  • CB Cre’Von LeBlanc was placed on injured reserve.
  • DE Genard Avery’s 21-day practice window was activated.
  • RB Adrian Killins released from the practice squad.
  • Practice squad protections: RB Jordan Howard, TE Caleb Wilson, DE Joe Ostman, DT T.Y. McGill.

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


CRE’VON LEBLANC

Strap reportedly suffered a high ankle sprain in the Eagles’ loss to the Cleveland Browns. It’s unclear if he’ll be able to return before the end of the season. He’s set to be a free agent in March so it’s (sadly) possible he’s played his last snap with Philly.

GENARD AVERY

The Eagles placed Avery on IR in late October. It’s unclear if he’s healthy to play as soon as this Monday but he’ll back within the next few weeks. Very exciting. Maybe he’ll actually play more than zero defensive snaps like he did in his last game before injury?

ADRIAN KILLINS

Guessing the Eagles cut this undrafted rookie free agent running back to make room for the potential return of Deontay Burnett from the practice squad COVID-19 list.

JORDAN HOWARD

Corey Clement is still on the reserve/COVID-19 list, leaving Miles Sanders, Boston Scott, and Jason Huntley as the only three running backs on the 53-man roster. Perhaps the Eagles will look to elevate Howard for the Seattle Seawhawks game. They elevated Elijah Holyfield in Week 11 but he didn’t get an offensive snap.

CALEB WILSON

The Eagles protecting Wilson could signal that Zach Ertz still might not be able to play against the Seahawks. The team could once again look to elevate him as the third tight end behind Dallas Goedert and Richard Rodgers.

JOE OSTMAN

Vinny Curry is still on the reserve/COVID-19 list, leaving Brandon Graham, Derek Barnett, and Josh Sweat as the only three defensive ends on the 53-man roster. Perhaps the Eagles will look to elevate Ostman for the Seahawks game, especially if Avery isn’t ready to be activated.

T.Y. MCGILL

The Eagles could once again look to elevate McGill to the game day roster to be the fourth defensive tackle behind Fletcher Cox, Javon Hargrave, and Malik Jackson. Of course, that’s assuming Cox is healthy enough to play this week after getting banged up in the Browns game.


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

Format: Position, player, (times protected this season), [times elevated this season]*

*Not counting COVID-19 elevations.

RB Jordan Howard (1) [0] — Protected this week

TE Caleb Wilson (3) [1] — Protected this week

DE Joe Ostman (3) [0] — Protected this week

DT T.Y. McGill (7) [2] — Protected this week

RB Elijah Holyfield (0) [1]

TE Jason Croom (2) [2]

TE Hakeem Butler (0) [0]

OT Prince Tega Wanogho (1) [0]

OG Jamon Brown (2) [1]

DT Raequan Williams (2) [1]

DE Shareef Miller (0) [0]

DT Treyvon Hester (0) [0]

LB Rashad Smith (0) [0]

S Grayland Arnold (4) [2]

S Elijah Riley (2) [2]

{DE Matt Leo — international spot - doesn’t count towards limit}

PRACTICE SQUAD COVID-19 LIST

WR Deontay Burnett (4) [2]