As expected, the Philadelphia Eagles introduced their practice squad on Sunday.
It’s been a long weekend. It’s been long for the Philadelphia Eagles. It hasn’t been much shorter for the rest of the NFL’s 31 franchises. On Saturday, after a long camp, Philly introduced their 53-man roster. On Sunday, the 16-man practice squad followed.
Some of the names were surprises. Others were not.
Take a look at who made the cut (pun intended):
As has been the case with the 53-man active roster, there’s a lot to unpack here. Here’s one sentence on every member of the squad.
At first glance, this is one very talented scout Philadelphia Eagles scout team.
Grayland Arnold: might be one of the most talented players in the Eagles secondary, practice squad or otherwise.
Deontay Burnett: You won’t find any complaints about Deontay Burnett, whether that be from teammates or coaches.
Adrian Killins: If you’re a fan, don’t stress because you’ll see him on the field sooner than you think.
Josh McCown: This is like having another quarterback coach, and you won’t find any teammate that doesn’t love him.
Sua Opeta: Had Philly carried one more offensive lineman on the 53-man roster, it would have been this guy.
Joe Ostman: The general consensus is the roster spot that Genard Avery is occupying should actually belong to Joe Ostman.
Elijah Riley: We’ve talked about how good he is offseason, so it’s good to see his name on the list.
Prince Tega Wanogho: The fear here is that some other team will poach the Eagles for this guy.
Travis Fulgham: This is a former sixth-round draft choice that’s good to have around if anything catastrophic happens.
Elijah Holyfield: It’s still surprising that he didn’t make the team, but hey, what are you going to do?
Luke Juriga: As of right now, this is the guy we’re thinking might take over for Jason Kelce, but we’ll have to wait and see.
Michael Warren: Though seemingly not as loved by the coaches as ‘A.K.’ or Philly’s other running backs, this is a guy that could shine of given an opportunity a la Greg Ward or Boston Scott.
Raequan Williams: On any other roster, this guy may have had a better shot at making the team, but Philly is loaded with defensive tackles.
Trevor Williams: With all of the defensive backs that the Eagles have released, don’t be surprised if this guy is on the field come Week 1.
Caleb Wilson: Luckily for this young man, Noah Togiai signed with the Colts, or Caleb Wilson might not be here.
Matt Leo: As expected, the ‘Birds’ elected to keep their prospect from the NFL’s International Player Pathway Program around a little longer.
There you have it. Philly’s Week 1 game versus the Washington Football Team is scheduled for September 13th.