Reinforcements for the Philadelphia Eagles arrive ahead of the Dallas game.
Well, it may not be a surprise to most of the NFL world, but it’s still nice to see. During the week leading up to the Philadelphia Eagles‘ first matchup of the season versus the hated Dallas Cowboys, several roster moves were announced.
That isn’t uncommon though. The ‘Birds’ have been playing musical chairs with the roster all year thanks to injuries, so when wide receiver DeSean Jackson and defensive tackle Hassan Ridgeway were added to the team’s injured reserve list on Monday and defensive end Genard Avery and linebacker Nathan Gerry joined them on Friday, it sucked, but no one batted an eyelash.
Philly also protected four practice squad players on Tuesday (defensive back Grayland Arnold, guard Jamon Brown, and defensive tackles T.Y. McGill and Raequan Williams). It was what happened on the eve of Week 8’s game that got everyone’s attention though. Philly actually added some bodies to the roster.
Here are thoughts on each of the five Philadelphia Eagles added.
Thanks to the official team reports, we know that after several practice windows were activated as the Dallas Cowboys game approached. On Halloween, another informed us that four ‘Birds’ we haven’t seen in a while will be active for Week 8. Here are a few thoughts on all of them.
Dallas Goedert (tight end): Dallas Goedert has been sorely missed, but it will be nice to see him in Zach Ertz’s absence. Richard Rodgers has been a nice surprise, but Goedert gives Carson Wentz another reliable weapon. In a corresponding move, tight end Hakeem Butler has been waived.
Rudy Ford (safety/special teams ace): Rudy Ford is this generation’s version of Chris Maragos. Dave Fipp’s special teams unit gets an upgrade.
Jason Peters (offensive tackle): Once upon a time, hearing ‘Jason Peters is returning’ used to evoke confidence. That may not be the case anymore, but the Eagles’ offensive line is better with him than without him.
Jalen Reagor (wide receiver): Jalen Reagor is back. Enough said. Let’s hope the rookie can finally find his way into the end zone. So far, he has five receptions for 96 yards on his professional resume.