Greg Ward is back on the Eagles practice squad (again)

Greg Ward, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)
Greg Ward, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports) /

Let’s be honest. We were all starting to miss Greg Ward, right? Some people are just family, and the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad just didn’t feel like a scout team without him. No one has to lose any more sleep. According to an official team report, he’s back as the Birds have brought him back one week ahead of Halloween.

Ward was originally a 2017 undrafted free agent addition and a former Houston Cougars quarterback who won the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award in 2015 and two Second-Team All-AAC nods in 2015 and 2016. He landed in the City of Brotherly Love with a goal of transitioning to the wide receiver position.

Years later, he still owns a special place in all of our hearts.

Greg Ward’s NFL journey has been given new life.

The Eagles are quite impressive at the wide receiver position, and with no disrespect being intended to DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, and Jason Avant, they might be the best that they’ve ever been.

A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith, and Quez Watkins aren’t going anywhere for a while. Zach Pascal has done all that his team has asked of him. Britain Covey is a young rookie who s loaded with potential and the owner of a collegiate resume that Philadelphia hopes translates to the professional level, so it’s doubtful that Ward will be needed outside to being a good contributor at practice. Still, he’s a veteran that Philly knows and trusts, one that can be called upon should an emergency occur.

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He’ll always be remembered for his game-winning reception in Washington during Week 15 of the 2019 NFL season. That will live in the minds of Eagles fans forever. For his career, he’s appeared in 40 games with 13 starts. He’s hauled in 88 receptions for 768 yards while reaching the end zone ten times. Those numbers include what he’s done in two playoff games.

Make no mistake about it. This is a solid reacquisition and, again, a nice piece that can provide valuable snaps if there are any roster emergencies.