Eagles release a pair of young prospects from practice squad

Kennedy Brooks #49, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Kennedy Brooks #49, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

It’s been a busy day at the NovaCare Complex. That’s nothing new. Though we aren’t always privy to the day-to-day procedures, we did witness the weekly sitdown with the media featuring the Philadelphia Eagles coordinators. Jonathan Gannon, Michael Clay, and Shane Steichen all sat and spent a few moments with the media.

By the day’s end, an official team announcement was made. Tuesday concluded with the Eagles’ announcement that they’re releasing two prospects from their practice squad. One, running back Kennedy Brooks, is an undrafted rookie. The other, tackle Roderick Johnson, is a former fifth-round selection from 2017’s NFL Draft.

Here’s the skinny.

This could mean nothing. It could be significant, but it looks like Howie Roseman is up to something again… Maybe.

Here’s an updated look at the Eagles practice squad.

Philadelphia’s practice squad now houses 14 players. Here’s a rundown.

  • Devon Allen, wide receiver
  • Marvin Wilson, defensive tackle
  • Marquise Blair, safety
  • Greg Ward, wide receiver
  • Cameron Tom, center
  • Christian Elliss, linebacker
  • Mario Goodrich, cornerback
  • Javelin Guidry, cornerback
  • Tarron Jackson, defensive end
  • Fred Johnson, tackle
  • Matt Leo, defensive end
  • Noah Togiai, tight end
  • Davion Taylor, linebacker
  • Anthony Rush, defensive tackle

Two more players can be added. Keep in mind the fact that Matt Leo has a special roster exemption having joined Philadelphia as part of the International Player Pathway Program in 2020.

Brooks was added post-draft during the most recent offseason. He was a Second-Team All-Big 12 nod in 2019 and a former collegiate teammate of Jalen Hurts as they spent time together with the Oklahoma Sooners.

Johnson was a two-time First-Team All-ACC nod (2015, 2016), a winner of the Jacobs Blocking Trophy (2015), and a former First-Team All-American (2016) who played at Florida State with the Seminoles. He’s played in 29 career NFL games with six starts.

For now, both, unfortunately, see an unexpected bump in the road. You never know though. If the Eagles need players on their scout team, they typically call guys that they already know.

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