Eagles news: Last minute Super Bowl addition is a familiar face

Greg Ward #84, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Greg Ward #84, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

There’s something in the air. It seemed like the time spent from Monday afternoon to the morning of Super Bowl Sunday spanned two weeks, but we made it. Everywhere one turns their head and sees someone in Philadelphia Eagles gear, whether the face is familiar or one belonging to a stranger, the communication is the same – “One more”. That’s what everyone keeps saying because “one more” will land the Birds their second Vince Lombardi Trophy in five seasons.

The task is a difficult one. The AFC Champion Kansas City Chiefs are the final speed bump in their journey, but the Birds are good enough to get this done. Good gracious. It feels like our hearts are going to beat out of our collective chests.

Eagles news: This time, Greg Ward will play in the Super Bowl… maybe.

In the minds of many, he’s someone the Eagles never really used as often as they should have. He has offered his best, game-day heroics, and every ounce of effort, but Philadelphia’s coaching staff and leadership structure never seemed to trust Greg Ward enough to give him a shot, at least not a sustained one anyway.

Ward already has a Super Bowl ring by virtue of being on the Eagles’ 2017-2018 championship-winning team’s practice squad, but this time around, he may play… maybe.

Ahead of Super Bowl Sunday, Philly announced that he has been elevated from the practice squad to the active roster. Britain Covey has been dealing with a hamstring issue, so signs indicate that he may sit this one out. If he does, Ward will probably handle punt return duty.

The Eagles have also announced the activation of Arryn Siposs and the elevation of Anthony Harris. The latter figures to be a healthy scratch.

The stage is set for a meeting between the two teams that have been the best teams in the NFL this season. “One more” will give the Eagles and their fans one last gift to close this season. Fingers are crossed, and adrenaline is pumping. Take a deep breath. It’s game day!

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