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Eagles activate Vinny Curry and Corey Clement from reserve/COVID-19 list

Good to see they’ve been cleared.

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The Philadelphia Eagles officially activated Vinny Curry and Corey Clement from the reserve/COVID-19 list. They’re now back on the 53-man roster.

Curry and Clement were originally placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list last week. Neither player tested positive for the coronavirus but they were deemed to be in close contact with an infected person(s). As a result, both players missed the Eagles’ Week 11 loss to the Cleveland Browns.

Curry and Clement will be eligible to play in this week’s game against the Seattle Seahawks.

Curry figures to resume his role as a top four defensive end, which means Joe Ostman likely won’t see playing time if he’s even elevated from the practice squad. Curry’s return also limits Genard Avery to being the fifth defensive end at best if/when he’s activated from injured reserve. Not ideal to see an aging veteran on a one-year deal blocking young players from playing time at this juncture.

Clement could be the third running back behind Miles Sanders and Boston Scott, although the latter was listed as limited in Thursday’s practice. The Eagles also might opt to elevate Jordan Howard from the practice squad, so that’s something to consider.

In any case, it’s good to see that Curry and Clement weren’t infected and were able to safely return to the team.

J.J. Arcega-Whiteside is still on the reserve/COVID-19 list after testing positive last week. Deontay Burnett is also still on the practice squad COVID-19 list.