The Philadelphia Eagles have been pretty busy over the past few days.
They might be underperforming. They can be accused of a disappointing season, but no one will ever be able to accuse the Philadelphia Eagles of being lazy. The NFL’s regular season has been a roller-coaster ride of a campaign, but there’s just as much activity around the NovaCare Complex as there would be during a playoff run, a real one (not to be confused with this mess we call the NFC East’s playoff push in 2020.
On the first day of 2020’s twelfth and final month, Philly announced a few roster moves. One day later, on December 2nd, just four days from the Eagles’ 12th game of the season, they announced a few more.
Here’s what we know as Philadelphia Eagles enthusiasts.
Okay, here’s the skinny. According to a team report on the Tuesday leading up to the game at Lambeau Field, Philly has apparently promoted safety Grayland Arnold from the practice squad to the active roster. A WentzDay report brought more good news as a longtime Eagles legend, tight end Zach Ertz, was activated from the reserve/injured list.
Second-year wide receiver J.J. Arcega-Whiteside has been activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list. As annoyed as he might make you as a fan, you have to admit that it’s good to see that he’s healthy. The Birds have also announced that safety, Will Parks has been waived, second-year defensive end Shareef Miller has been released from the practice squad, and Lane Johnson has been placed on the reserve/injured list.
Zach Ertz (ankle) and linebacker T.J. Edwards (hamstring) were both limited in practice on ‘WentzDay’. Fletcher Cox (neck injury) and Rudy Ford both sat out.
So far in the 2020 regular season, Ertz has appeared in six games. he’s hauled in 24 receptions on 45 targets. He has 178 receiving yards and a touchdown for his trouble. It doesn’t look like he’ll be breaking Harold Carmichael’s franchise record for receptions this season, does it?
Update: At about 4:45 p.m. EST on Wednesday, the Birds made another announcement via their Twitter account. They’ve protected four of their practice squad players ahead of their game versus the Green Bay Packers: guard Jamon Brown, running back Jordan Howard, linebacker Rashad Smith, and defensive tackle Raequan Williams.