As expected the Philadelphia Eagles shuffled their roster some on Saturday ahead of their Week 13 home date with the Tennessee Titans. Also as expected, Jordan Davis has been activated from the injured reserve. He’s available to play on Sunday. The Birds can most certainly use his help with all-world running back Derrick Henry coming to town.
We knew on Friday that C.J. Gardner-Johnson had been officially ruled out of the lineup as well. The decision shouldn’t have been a surprise as he’s dealing with the effects of a lacerated kidney.
Saturday’s announcement also made mention, however, of the fact that we can now determine the BIrds will be without his services for at least four weeks. He’s been added to the team’s injured reserve to allow him more time to recover.
The Eagles announce other moves as well ahead of Week 13’s game.
C.J. isn’t the only deactivation that the Eagles have announced. Friday’s injury report also made mention of the fact that Robert Quinn won’t play on Sunday due to a knee issue. Some thought that decision was made in an attempt to make room for Davis on the 53-man roster, but Gardner-Johnson’s addition to the I.R. takes care of that… for now.
Christian Elliss is also active now. That also deserves a mention. He’s been elevated from the practice squad to the active roster for Sunday’s game. Hopefully, he’ll get a few snaps on special teams if he’s ready. We’ve seen some pretty lackluster showings from Michael Clay’s unit.
Elliss an undrafted free agent was added shortly after the most recent NFL Draft. If he does get a few snaps, it’s hard to imagine he’d be much worse than some of the guys the Eagles are already playing. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens.