3 Moves that could fuel a Philadelphia Eagles NFL playoff push

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1. The Philadelphia Eagles can’t afford to keep these guys on the practice squad.

Simply put, Elijah Holyfield and Adrian Killins have to get promoted to the active roster. Sure, Philly has fallen asleep at the wheel with a few roster moves before. Some make sense. Some don’t.

We get the reason why it took Greg Ward so long to get on the field. He could play but was always a victim of the numbers game. Philly normally had six guys who were better. The Travis Fulgham thing is more difficult to figure out. You heard the stories from camp and read the results. How did Philly screw that up?

Truthfully, Fulgham isn’t the exception. Grayland Arnold, Michael Jacquet, Deontay Burnett, and Hakeem Butler all elevate this roster immediately. Are they polished? No! They need experience just like everyone else and there are only 53 spots on the active roster, but are you certain that Jacquet isn’t just as good as some of the guys they have out there? Are you certain that Elijah Holyfield and Adrian Killins aren’t better than Corey Clement? You aren’t, are you?

The latter is a one-hit-wonder. It is what it is. Holyfield and Killins are almost certainly what the doctor ordered for a stagnant offense. Jason Huntley sure hasn’t proven to be that, but that will never be proven unless Holyfield and Killins get on the field. They aren’t benefiting this team at all on the practice squad.