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Eagles make some roster moves ahead of Saints game

Eagles add some defensive depth for Sunday.

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The Eagles promoted cornerback Kevon Seymour from the practice squad to take the roster spot of Jason Peters — who was officially placed on IR after the OT elected to have season-ending surgery on his toe. The team also chose to elevate two other practice squad members to the active roster ahead of this week’s game against the Saints: cornerback Jameson Houston and linebacker Rashad Smith.


KEVON SEYMOUR

The cornerback has been in the league since 2016 but hasn’t played in a game since 2017. With Michael Jacquet out with a hamstring injury, and Grayland Arnold questionable, the Eagles are adding some depth at the cornerback position. Darius Slay should be good to go, but with a lingering knee issue the past few weeks, having another option (or two) active on Sunday seems like a good idea.

JAMESON HOUSTON

The Eagles are definitely open to giving some young guys more playing time with the team staring down the end of their season and currently holding a 3-8-1 record, and that includes the undrafted free agent. He’ll provide another secondary option for the defense.

RASHAD SMITH

With T.J. Edwards out for Sunday’s game, the linebacker group needed some extra hands, and it looks like undrafted free agent Rashad Smith is getting the call. The team still has a few guys ahead of him on the depth chart — Alex Singleton, Duke Riley, Shaun Bradley — but you never know when they’ll need the next man up.