The NovaCare Complex never sleeps. It’s quiet there without the players after Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni gave them an extra day off for winning in Week 12, but we learned on Tuesday that, when they return to work, two familiar faces won’t be with them.
While much of the East Coast is wrapping up a work day, Philly announced two days ahead of Thanksgiving that they’d again shuffle their practice squad. Offensive tackle Jarrid Williams has been released by the team for the third time, this time from the practice squad’s injured reserve. Wide receiver Auden Tate, a six-foot-five, 228-pounder and former teammate of Josh Sweat at Florida State with the Seminoles is gone as well.
The latter has been released by Philly for the second time after being released as recently as November 16th and re-signed the next day.
Here’s an update on the Eagles practice squad as of November 22nd.
The Eagles scout team, with Williams and Tate’s release, sits at 16 players. Keep in mind the fact that defensive end Matt Leo is given a special roster exemption as part of the NFL’s International Player Pathway Program, and Williams didn’t count against the allowable number of players while being on injured reserve.
Here are the members of Philly’s current practice squad as of 4:30 p.m. EST on November 22nd:
- Cameron Tom, center
- Mario Goodrich, cornerback
- Javelin Guidry, cornerback
- Tarron Jackson, defensive end
- Matt Leo, defensive end
- Marvin Wilson, Florida State
- Tyrese Robinson, guard
- Christian Elliss, linebacker
- Davion Taylor, linebacker
- Kennedy Brooks, running back
- Marquise Blair, safety
- Fred Johnson, offensive tackle
- Roderick Johnson, offensive tackle
- Noah Togiai, tight end
- Devon Allen, wide receiver
- Greg Ward, wide receiver
Might vice president/general manager Howie Roseman be up to something? There are times when these types of roster shuffles suggest another move will be made even if we are talking about the scout team. Someone can be demoted from the active roster once another move is made.
Still, you also can’t rule out the possibility of Tate and Williams returning at some point. The Eagles, more often than not, want to bring in guys that they already know if they find themselves in a pinch.