Five days from game one, the Philadelphia Eagles continue to tweak their roster.
Well, no one thought that the Philadelphia Eagles were done tweaking their roster despite announcing who the initial 53 men were that made the team on September 5th. Since that’s happened, the ‘Birds’ brought Cordy Glenn in for a workout. They’ve released and re-signed Cre’Von LeBlanc, all in an attempt to make room for running back Jason Huntley, someone they liked coming out of college. Jason Peters even decided to play left tackle after all.
The ‘Birds’ don’t seem to be done though as five days ahead of their Week 1 date with the Washington Football Team, they’re at it again. According to an official team report, Philly’s reacquired tight end Richard Rodgers a day after hosting him for a workout. The roster is now at its 53-man maximum, and that gives the ‘Birds’ three tight ends.
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Here are a few things of note if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan.
According to Chris McPherson’s report, in a corresponding move, the Eagles have also protected four practice squad players in advance of Week 1’s game: wide receiver Deontay Burnett, defensive end Joe Ostman, cornerback Trevor Williams, and guard Sua Opeta.
This disallows the other 31 teams from signing the four players mentioned from the Eagles practice squad, and this new designation can be done each week by each team as long as it’s done by the 4 p.m. deadline on the Tuesday of each week during the regular season, with the exception of any given franchise’s bye week.
In terms of Rodgers, as mentioned, this is his second stint in Philly. A brief tour of duty with Washington is sandwiched between his first, an injury-plagued eight-game run that stretched over two seasons (2018 and 2019) and the current (let’s hope he’s got revenge on his mind for Week 1). During those eight games, he’s hauled in one reception for seven yards. Let’s hope he’s able to produce a little more this time around.