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Eagles elevate Jordan Howard and Raequan Williams to roster ahead of Packers game

Going back to the well that worked for them last year?

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Green Bay Packers Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles officially elevated two practice squad members to the roster ahead of this week’s matchup against the Green Bay Packers: Jordan Howard and Raequan Williams. Neither move comes as much of a surprise.

JORDAN HOWARD

Howard sure had success when the Eagles faced the Packers last year. The veteran running back logged 15 carries for 87 yards (5.8 average) and two rushing touchdowns. He also had three receptions for 28 yards and one receiving score.

The Packers’ run defense is still vulnerable so the Eagles could look to pound the rock with Miles Sanders and Howard in this one. Such a strategy is their best shot at pulling off an upset at Lambeau Field.

Howard is now wearing the No. 28 jersey with the Eagles since Darius Slay has his old No. 24. The former became available with Philly waiving Will Parks earlier this week.

RAEQUAN WILLAIMS

The Eagles only have three defensive tackles on their roster: Fletcher Cox, Javon Hargrave, and Malik Jackson. Cox missed two practices this week with a neck injury but will play on Sunday. Still, makes sense to have some extra depth behind the main trio. Good to see that Williams, an undrafted rookie free agent, will get some playing time.