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Eagles announce 4 moves, including activating Tyree Jackson’s practice window

Roster news.

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The Philadelphia Eagles announced multiple moves on Wednesday morning. An overview:

  • TE Tyree Jackson and S K’Von Wallace had their 21-day practice windows (return from injured reserve) activated.
  • TE Richard Rodgers was signed to the practice squad and OT Casey Tucker was released.

Let’s sort through this on a player-by-player basis.

TYREE JACKSON

Jackson was generating a lot of buzz in training camp before suffering a fractured bone in his back in mid-August. The 6-7, 249 pound quarterback-turned-tight end looked surprisingly effective at his new position. Jackson obviously lacks NFL game experience so it’s hard to exactly know what to expect from him when he gets on the field. But the Eagles are certainly excited about his potential; Howie Roseman really talked Jackson up in his post-Zach Ertz trade press conference. If things go well for him, Jackson could become TE2 behind Dallas Goedert.

Something to monitor with Jackson if is Jalen Hurts trusts him as much as Joe Flacco did. Jackson mostly worked with Philly’s backup quarterback in training camp practices. Hurts, meanwhile, has not shown a propensity to work the middle of the field and really feed his tight ends.

K’VON WALLACE

Wallace went on injured reserve back in late September after suffering a separated shoulder in Week 3. Wallace had been filling in for Rodney McLeod, who missed the first few games. He’ll now be set for a rotational/backup role with McLeod and Anthony Harris locked in as the starting safeties. Still good to get Wallace back for depth purposes. Marcus Epps is the only other full-time safety on the 53-man roster.

RICHARD RODGERS

Rodgers’ return raises questions about Goedert’s availability for this week’s game. Goedert is still on the reserve/COVID-19 list and can’t return to the roster until he turns in two negative tests 24 hours apart. Perhaps the Eagles are just being extra cautious and trying to make sure they’re prepared if Goedert can’t play. Because if he can’t, the Eagles would be down to just Jack Stoll on the 53-man roster after trading Zach Ertz. The Eagles also have Noah Togiai, whom they designated with a protection, on the practice squad. Rodgers is a better short-term option that Stoll and Togiai.

CASEY TUCKER

Tucker was originally brought back to give the Eagles more tackle depth with Le’Raven Clark previously on the practice squad injured list and Lane Johnson away from the team. Now that they’re both back, Tucker was expendable.


See below for a current look at the Eagles’ 2021 practice squad.

Format: Position, player, (times protected this season), [times elevated this season]*

*Not counting COVID-19 elevations.

S Elijah Riley (7)

WR John Hightower (5)

OT Le’Raven Clark (3)

G/T Kayode Awosika (3)

CB Craig James (3)

TE Noah Togiai (2)

RB Jordan Howard (2)

DT Marvin Wilson (2)

RB Jason Huntley

WR KeeSean Johnson

WR Deon Cain

TE Richard Rodgers

DE Cameron Malveaux

DT Raequan Williams

LB JaCoby Stevens

CB Michael Jacquet III

{DE Matt Leo — international exemption - doesn’t count towards limit}