Eagles elevate veteran ahead of Divisional Round game versus Giants

Anthony Harris #28, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Anthony Harris #28, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

The hour approaches. As the Philadelphia Eagles put a bow on Friday’s workday in preparation for Saturday’s Divisional Round clash versus the hated New York Giants, they also announce that they’re tweaking their roster one more time.

According to an official announcement by the team, veteran safety Anthony Harris has been elevated from the practice squad to the active 53-man roster for Saturday night’s Divisional Round Game. In 2021, he appeared in 14 games for Philly and started all of them. That resulted in 72 tackles, three pass breakups, and an interception.

It’s a wise move, it gives the Birds veteran depth in the secondary should Reed Blankenship and K’Von Wallace struggle. It also provides another option in the backend of the defense if there are any unforeseen injuries.

The Eagles add another player to 2023’s offseason roster by way of a Reserve/Future contract.

In addition to Harris’ elevation, Philadelphia has also announced that they’re adding another name to the list of players who will be invited to offseason workouts and possibly an Eagles training camp that will follow. Tight end Dalton Keene returns to the nest.

He was signed by the Eagles as a member of their practice squad on September 6th. He was released on October 4. He was signed to the Denver Broncos practice squad on October 15th, released three days later, and re-signed to their practice squad on December 27th. His deal ended with the team on January 8th.

His return to the City of Brotherly Love is the latest of a few moves of the same variety that we have been seeing this week. Philly signed wide receiver Tyrie Cleveland to the practice squad on Tuesday before inking defensive back Tristin McCollum to a Reserve/Future contract on Wednesday. Running back Kennedy Brooks was reacquired by way of a Reserve/Future contract on Thursday.