The Philadelphia Eagles activated wide receiver Travis Fulgham and waived offensive tackle Casey Tucker, according to an official announcement from the team.
The Eagles had an exemption for Fulgham after claiming him off waivers on Thursday afternoon. Fulgham was eligible to be activated after passing through the Eagles’ COVID-19 testing protocols.
Here’s what we previously wrote about Fulgham last week:
Fulgham did show some level of promise in the preseason last year. He actually led the Lions in receiving with seven receptions for 147 yards (21.0 average), including a long of 52. His summer success clearly didn’t translate to the regular season, however.
Fulgham is a bigger receiver at 6’2½”, 215 pounds. He’s also pretty long with 33¾ inch arms. Funny enough, Fulgham’s top athletic comparison on Mockdraftable is ... J.J. Arcega-Whiteside.
Fulgham obviously faces steep odds of making the Eagles’ roster. The team is already carrying 10 receivers on the 80-man roster in addition to having Alshon Jeffery on active/PUP. NFL clubs must cut their rosters down to 53 by 4:00 PM Eastern on September 5 so it’s not like Fulgham has much time to impress as he tries to learn a new system.
Perhaps the Eagles just wanted a camp body but maybe they feel like Fulgham has upside. Wouldn’t be a crazy thought. Will be interesting to see if he can earn practice squad consideration.
To be determined which jersey number Fulgham will be wearing.
It’s no surprise the Eagles waived Tucker because he was always thought to be a camp body to help fill offensive line reps in camp.
The Eagles’ roster is once again at 80 players (plus Matt Leo on an exemption). NFL teams are required to cut down to the regular season 53-man limit before 4:00 PM Eastern on Saturday, September 5.