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Eagles activate Genard Avery, elevate two practice squad players ahead of Week 12 Seahawks game

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The Eagles made a few roster moves ahead of their Monday night matchup with the Seahawks, including elevating two practice squad players, TE Caleb Wilson and DT T.Y. McGill. The team also activated Genard Avery from the Reserve/Injured list.


The defensive end was productive earlier in the 2020 season — 6 QB hits, 1.5 sacks through six games —, but was injured in Week 7 and has been sidelined ever since. Having more depth at DE will help with the rotation, and activating Avery means he has an opportunity to play.


The tight end has been elevated from the practice squad the past two weeks, and saw snaps on special teams in both games. With Zach Ertz still out, the Eagles’ offense needs a little depth at the position behind Dallas Goedert and Richard Rodgers.


The veteran defensive tackle was elevated from the practice squad specifically as a COVID replacement, but he’s had a smattering of experience in the Eagles’ defense throughout the season. McGill has seen snaps in Week 1, 7, 10 and 11 on both defense and special teams, and is someone Jim Schwartz and his teammates have talked about as someone who can contribute.

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