Philadelphia Eagles shuffle roster ahead of Week 7 game versus Raiders

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Even during the midst of an entertaining and intriguing week of NCAA football action, the Philadelphia Eagles find a way to steal the headlines. Most of us have been scouring the web and Twitter in an attempt to get a read on what Anthony Harris‘ status is for Sunday afternoon’s game versus the Las Vegas Raiders. At the time of this story being written and published, there’s been no definite answer on that front.

Instead, as you might expect (especially if you’ve been following the Eagles’ official Twitter account for a while), we caught glimpses of Darius Slay boarding a plane for Vegas. No worries though. Philly did deliver a bit of roster news, perhaps not the news that we were expecting but news nonetheless.

Philadelphia Eagles elevate two practice squad players ahead of Week 7’s game.

According to the Eagles’ official website, tight end Richard Rodgers and safety Elijah Riley have been elevated from the practice squad to the active roster right around 24 hours ahead of the Eagles’ game versus the Raiders.

Richard Rodgers will assumingly fill the void left at the tight end position following Zach Ertz’s departure. You should still expect to see Dallas Goedert get the majority of the snaps at the tight end position though.

Riley’s addition adds fuel to the ever-growing fire that Harris is probably a no-go, for this game at least. It’s doubtful that Riley gets a ton of work however unless there’s an injury. Rodney McLeod and Marcus Epps will start and get the bulk of the work.

In all, Riley has seen the field for four defensive snaps and 65 special teams snaps since his arrival in the City of Brotherly Love as an undrafted free agent from the Army Black Knights in 2020. Rodgers is someone we’re more familiar with.

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Though only being 29 years of age, for whatever reason, he looks as if his most productive days at the NFL level are already behind him. In all, he’s suited up for 25 games as a member of this Eagles team (if you include three playoff appearances). In 2020, he hauled in 24 receptions for 345 yards, and he reached the end zone two times.