Eagles unsurprisingly elevate Britain Covey, Arryn Siposs ahead of season-opener

Following some good news related to the roster on Friday, the Philadelphia Eagles announced two elevations from the practice squad ahead of their Week 1 game versus the Patriots.
Britain Covey, Philadelphia Eagles
Britain Covey, Philadelphia Eagles / Mitchell Leff/GettyImages

Well, this shouldn't surprise anyone. The news we expected to hear was officially announced on the eve of the Philadelphia Eagles' regular-season opener. Wide receiver/punt returner Britain Covey and punter Arryn Siposs have been elevated from the practice squad and will be available for Michael Clay's special teams unit in Week 1.

Perhaps you have heard. Philly has its opening week date with the New England Patriots in Foxborough on Sunday. Since the initial 53-man roster was introduced, we had been looking at a special teams unit that was void of both a punter and a reliable punt returner. This gives them a short-term option.

Good news also came on Friday as the Eagles were preparing for the Patriots.

Maybe you classify the Covey and Siposs update as good news. Maybe you don't, but the following update should make you smile. It came on Friday.

Philadelphia's first injury update on Wednesday featured one name, the one belonging to second-year man Josh Jobe. Mario Goodrich joined him there on Thursday. Both have been dealing with illnesses.

Both were also named on Friday's injury update, but here's the good news. They both were also full participants during Friday's practice session. Goodrich could be a healthy scratch on Sunday. We'll see wee what happens as Philly's inactives will be reported 90 minutes before kickoff.

Siposs and Covey were released during final cuts and signed to the scout team a day later. If they are reverted back to the scout team following Sunday's affair, the Birds will be able to elevate them twice more and then would have to promote them to the active 53-man roster if they'd like to have them suit up for a fourth week.

This will buy them some time until they are forced to make that decision. Time will eventually tell both men's tale, but think of this as a three-week tryout for both parties.

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