So, who makes the Philadelphia Eagles’ 16-man practice squad?
As fans learned last year, how a front office assembles the practice squad can make or break any given season. The Philadelphia Eagles would’ve been in deep trouble if theirs hadn’t stepped up. Playmakers like Greg Ward Jr. and Boston Scott stole the show late and have earned roster spots for the 2020 season. Other players such as Josh Perkins, Deontay Burnett, and Robert Davis did the little things that went unnoticed by some, but no Eagles fan is unaware that they helped this team win the NFC East.
This year, the practice squad will be expanded to 16 players and two of them will get promoted to the active roster each week. With how well some of the new talents looked in training camp, the Birds have to be happy about this rule, especially with some of the question marks they still have on the roster. After how poorly some of the recent draft classes have turned out, this year’s scout team becomes very intriguing.
On Thursday, the Eagles waived 12 young players some of whom were expected to get a shot at a few of the last roster spots. Due to COVID-19, no other teams were able to see any players in preseason action and determine whether they would want to pick them up if they were cut. As a result, all of them have cleared waivers and can now join the practice squad (or be signed by other teams). Let’s take a look at what the ideal practice squad might look like for Philly to start this season.