The Philadelphia Eagles officially announced defensive end Matt Leo was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday. The team did not need to clear a roster spot since they still have an exemption for Leo, who joined Philly via the NFL’s International Player Pathway Program.
Leo was one of three players to begin training camp on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The other two were safety Andrew Adams and linebacker Alex Singleton, who both confirmed they had tested positive for the coronavirus.
It’s good to see this trio is now fully back with the team. The Eagles will hope to avoid having players continue to land on the reserve/COVID-19 list. At the beginning of camp, Howie Roseman claimed 90% of the Eagles’ players had begun the vaccination process.
Unlike Singleton (lock) and Adams (on the bubble), Leo isn’t likely to make the Eagles’ roster. The Australian native is already 29 despite never playing an NFL snap and he’s stuck behind other players at defensive end. Still, Leo will have an opportunity to show what he’s got now that he’s back in the fold.