The Philadelphia Eagles officially announced four roster moves on Thursday. An overview:
- LB Ben VanSumeren was signed from the practice squad to the active roster.
- CB Josiah Scott and WR Cam Sims were signed to the practice squad.
- WR Greg Ward was released from the practice squad.
Let’s sort through this news on a player-by-player basis.
The Eagles signing BVS to the roster was expected after the Eagles waived Scott earlier this week.
The team used up all three of his temporary practice squad elevations over their last three games. They needed to add him to the roster in order to play him moving forward.
BVS will continue to contribute on special teams and provide ‘break glass in case of emergency’ insurance at off-ball linebacker behind Nicholas Morrow and Christian Elliss.
Note that Zach Cunningham is expected to miss Week 13 and possibly longer. The Eagles could really afford to sign another linebacker; we’ll soon see if they’re able to land Shaq Leonard or not.
As previously noted, the wavied Scott earlier this week. They’re bringing him back on the practice squad for more nickel cornerback/safety depth.
Sims is a new addition to the Eagles.
He entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie free agent signing by Washington in 2018. Sims remained with them through 2022, where he made 17 starts in 55 games played. Sims logged 92 targets for 57 receptions, 804 yards (14.1 average), and three touchdowns.
Measuring at 6’5”, 214 pounds, Sims brings size to the table in addition to his NFL game experience. The Eagles must’ve felt the need for some improved receiver depth.
Ward getting cut is surprising from the standpoint that he’s a good vibes guy to have in the locker room. What went into the timing to cut ties now?