The Philadelphia Eagles officially announced 11 moves ahead of their Week 18 game against the Dallas Cowboys. An overview:
- OT Kayode Awosika, LB Christian Elliss, DB Jared Mayden, DB Mac McCain, TE Richard Rodgers, TE Noah Togiai, T Casey Tucker, and DT Raequan Williams were elevated from the practice squad as COVID replacements.
- RB Jason Huntley and DT Marvin Wilson were standard elevations from the practice squad.
- K Matthew McCrane was signed to the practice squad.
Let’s sort through this all.
11 PLAYERS RULED OUT
The following Eagles players were NOT activated from reserve/COVID-19 in time to play against the Cowboys:
LB Genard Avery
DT Fletcher Cox
S Marcus Epps
TE Dallas Goedert
OG Nate Herbig
RB Jordan Howard
CB Avonte Maddox
S Rodney McLeod
RB Boston Scott
LB Alex Singleton
TE Jack Stoll
So, that’s the entire group that was placed on reserve on Monday. Minus Jason Kelce, of course, who was activated in order to maintain his consecutive start streak.
PRACTICE SQUAD ELEVATIONS
We already wrote about the most interesting players to watch in tonight’s game. The most intriguing names from the elevated group include: Jason Huntley, Kayode Awosika, Mac McCain, and Marvin Wilson.
Being from Brownwood, Texas, I imagine McCrane might be more of a Fatburger guy. But he’s bounced on and off the Eagles’ practice squad in recent weeks. I imagine the Eagles must be quarantining him as a backup kicker/punter to have in case he’s needed.