The Eagles have made some wise decisions in roster construction this season regardless of how the campaign turns out.
We didn't converse with Philadelphia Eagles Vice President/General Manager Howie Roseman before writing this story. Honestly, we didn't have a conversation with Howie at any point during the construction of any story we wrote this week. We feel we can say something however and do so with confidence. Something tells us he's on the phone and tinkering this roster. No one works the phones like Howie.
His Birds are no strangers to some in-season shuffling. Sometimes, it works (Jay Ajayi's first stint in Philly). Sometimes, things don't go according to plan (Robert Quinn). Hey, it's a crap shoot, but you can't blame our guy for trying.
Britain Covey began his second season on Philly's practice squad. He was eventually added to the active roster and has become one of the game's great returners. Another special teams star replaced a goat, and by 'goat', we don't mean the good kind.
1. Braden Mann, punter (signing) - September 18th
There are 'G.O.A.T.s' (Jason Kelce), and there are 'goats'. Arryn Siposs is the latter, and we don't have to tell you why.
This offseason, Philly brought in an undrafted rookie, something called 'Legatron' to compete for the punter's job. He lost. Arryn Siposs didn't make the initial 53-man roster but was added to the practice squad. Then Philly added another.
Yup! We like Braden Mann much better! Grade: Give Mann an A+
Braden wouldn't be Philly's final in-season roster addition. For now, we'll talk about the headliners.