Eagles activate Avonte Maddox from injured reserve ahead of Giants game

Avonte Maddox #29, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
Avonte Maddox #29, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /

Well, this just confirms what we already knew. We were well aware that, after leaving the Philadelphia Eagles‘ Week 9 contest versus the Houston Texans with a hamstring injury and being placed on injured reserve, Avonte Maddox would miss every game between Week 10 and Week Week 13. Once the curtain drew on the Tennessee Titans and Philly began preparing for the New York Giants, fingers were crossed that Avonte would be ready for action again.

Philly shuffled their roster a couple of times. They opened a 21-day practice window for Maddox earlier in the week. There was an open spot on the active unit that the Birds never filled following a bevy of roster moves.

Good news came Saturday, and again, it was what we expected. Philly gets some reinforcements ahead of their battle with Big Blue.

The Eagles activate Avonte Maddox from the injured reserve to the active roster.

Josiah Scott has filled in rather admirably in Avonte Maddox’s absence, but ask any Birds fan, and most will tell you that they feel more comfortable knowing that Number 29 is in the lineup at the slot cornerback position. When he, Darius Slay, and James Bradberry are all on the field and making plays, Philadelphia’s defensive secondary is just better.

Per an official team report, the Eagles have indeed reinserted Avonte from the injured reserve back into the roster to fill the aforementioned void left by some mid-week shuffling. The active unit is back at 53 men.

In addition to Avonte Maddox’s activation, the Birds announced two other updates as well. Linebacker Christian Elliss has been elevated from the practice squad to the active roster and running back Trey Sermon is questionable for Sunday’s game with an illness.

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