As we approached another Wednesday, the vibes were pretty much what they always are. We knew Nick Sirianni would meet with the media. There was an expectation that the Philadelphia Eagles' first injury report of the week would be released. We knew a decision had to be made about safety Justin Evans. That last little nugget was worth paying attention to.
Philly opened a 21-day practice window for Evans on November 15th. That meant the Birds could elevate him from the injured reserve to the active roster at any point during the following three weeks.
December 6th was the deadline. Philly made a decision, and unfortunately for Evans, it's one he probably won't be happy with.
In the end, the Eagles' medical staff determined that, physically, he still isn't ready to go. Just like that, his window closes, and he remains on IR for the rest of the season.
The decision to close Justin Evans' practice window headlines a few roster moves.
Philadelphia announced a few other roster moves on Wednesday. Was their any doubt? Wide receiver Greg Ward was re-signed to the practice squad... again. Philly released WR Cam Sims from the practice squad. Linebacker Christian Elliss was waived, but perhaps, today's highlight is the decision made concerning Evans.
The injured reserve has to feel like players are in some weird version of football limbo. We were never good enough to turn pro and wind up on one but come on. It seems like a pretty dreary place.
You're on the team, but you aren't. Most times, those guys don't travel. Sill, if this is the end of the road for Evans in an Eagles uniform, we most certainly wish him well.