Four Eagles are tumbling down the depth chart despite Julio Jones addition to the practice squad

  • Julio Jones certainly isn't what he once was.
  • He has sustained injuries.
  • Philly elected to add him to their practice squad.
  • He still sends ripples through the depth chart.
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He isn't what he once was, but Julio Jones' addition certainly affects the Eagles' depth chart at wide receiver.

He may not be what he once was. He has sustained injuries, most of which have involved a toe and his right hamstring, but here we sit, riding out the back half of October. Julio Jones is a member of the Philadelphia Eagles roster. He's on the practice squad, but that doesn't make this any less interesting.

Okay, here are the positives: The Birds could benefit from having a veteran backup. It's a no-risk signing. Again, he isn't occupying valuable roster space if he's on the scout team. The Birds can elevate him three times on three separate game days.

As is the case with everything, there are also negatives: There's this thing called locker-room chemistry. Philly has had this issue with balance on offense, and despite being on the scout team, Julio alters the depth chart simply by showing up.

DeVonta Smith and Dallas Goedert haven't gotten the ball thrown in their direction as often as they should as of late, and if Julio walks in and complicates that further, there could be issues, even if the guys wouldn't admit to this publicly.

Maybe this signing would have been more fun had it been announced three years ago. If we're being honest, this isn't the same guy we watched craft a Pro Football Hall of Fame-worthy career with the Atlanta Falcons, but there's something else to consider. He has sent shockwaves through the wide receiver's meeting room without even playing a down of football.