Philadelphia Eagles roundup: Dog masks sell out, Joshua Perkins

HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 03: A trainer tapes the wrist of Josh Perkins
HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 03: A trainer tapes the wrist of Josh Perkins /

Who would have thought the Philadelphia Eagles would have started a mini-phenomenon by being the underdogs in their first playoff game.

It’s quite an interesting story if you think about it. Following an impressive victory by the Atlanta Falcons over the Los Angeles Rams, they advance to the divisional round of the NFC Playoffs. There they meet the top-seeded Philadelphia Eagles. Somewhere in there, the Eagles are seen as home underdogs in their own stadium, but they answer the call.

The Eagles defeat the Falcons by a score of 15-10. Two of their stars, defensive end Chris Long and right tackle Lane Johnson rub it in by wearing underdog masks. The Eagles, a day later, learn that they’ll play the Minnesota Vikings for the right to go to the Super Bowl. As fate would have it, the Eagles are seen by Las Vegas as underdogs again., on Monday, sees the Eagles as three to three-and-a-half point underdogs.

Then, the Eagles organization and their fan base have an idea. Why not ask the fans to wear underdog masks to the NFC Championship Game? You can probably guess what happens next. Per said masks sold out on

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The Eagles sign a tight end.

On Monday, the Eagles made another headline by signing tight end Joshua Perkins to a reserve/futures contract. What that means is he’s been signed to the 90-man offseason roster, not the current 53-man active roster.

For those that may be unfamiliar, Perkins played his college ball with the Washington Huskies. He was actually a teammate of both Sidney Jones and Elijah Qualls before going undrafted and being picked up by, of all teams, the Falcons.

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Perkins has played in eight games with the Falcons, and he’s scored one touchdown in his NFL career. We’ll have to wait until next year to see if he can make a very talented Eagles roster. There may be some opportunities as Philly figures to part ways with both Brent Celek and Trey Burton. We’ll have to wait and see though.