Eagles announce multiple roster moves

The Philadelphia Eagles formally introduced various transactions on Tuesday night. An summary:

  • DE Brandon Graham and OG Brandon Brooks had been positioned on injured reserve.
  • OG Jack Anderson was signed from the Buffalo Payments’ follow squad to the Eagles’ 53-man roster.
  • TE Richard Rodgers was signed to the practices squad whereas C Harry Crider was launched to make room for him.
  • CB Craig James, OG Sua Opeta, S Elijah Riley, and DT Marvin Wilson obtained follow squad protections.

Let’s type by this on a player-by-player foundation.


Graham suffered an Achilles tear and is out for the season. Such a bummer. Precisely how the Eagles substitute him stays to be seen. Josh Sweat, Derek Barnett, and Ryan Kerrigan are in line for elevated snaps. Tarron Jackson would possibly play a bit of extra as a fourth defensive finish. We might additionally see Milton Williams used out on the sting like we did within the preseason.

Right here’s wishing Graham a speedy restoration so he could be wholesome subsequent 12 months.


Nick Sirianni indicated Brooks isn’t out for the season after struggling a pectoral pressure. By happening IR, the Eagles’ beginning proper guard will miss not less than three video games. Brooks will seemingly get replaced by Landon Dickerson, although Sirianni didn’t rule out the opportunity of Nate Herbig beginning as a substitute.


Anderson, 22, was a seventh-round choose (No. 236 total) by the Payments within the 2021 NFL Draft. Professional Soccer Focus graded him twenty seventh out of 200 guards within the preseason (small pattern dimension with 64 snaps performed). Anderson’s expertise at proper guard provides the Eagles extra depth at a spot the place Brooks simply went down.


It’s not an Eagles season till Dick Rod returns. The veteran tight finish was introduced again with Zach Ertz lately happening the reserve/COVID-19 record as a result of testing optimistic. There’s nonetheless time for Ertz to provide two unfavourable checks over 24 hours aside to permit him to be activated in time for Monday’s sport. However the Eagles appear to be making ready for the chance that Ertz doesn’t get cleared to come back again. They’ll elevate Dick Rod to the roster if essential to be a 3rd tight finish together with Dallas Goedert and Jack Stoll.


That is the second week in a row the Eagles protected James. I suppose for having the choice to raise a particular groups contributor in the event that they really feel it’s mandatory.


Opeta getting protected is a results of Brooks getting damage. The Eagles wish to hold on to their offensive line depth.


Riley is being protected for the third week in a row. Probably in case the Eagles wish to elevate him with Rodney McLeod nonetheless not a lock to return.


The Eagles are in all probability defending Huge Marv as a result of they like his potential.

See beneath for a present take a look at the Eagles’ 2021 follow squad.

Format: Place, participant, (instances protected this season), [times elevated this season]*

*Not counting COVID-19 elevations.

S Elijah Riley (3)

CB Craig James (2)

DT Marvin Wilson (2)

OG Sua Opeta (1)

G/T Kayode Awosika (1)

RB Jordan Howard (1)

WR John Hightower (1)

RB Jason Huntley

WR KeeSean Johnson

WR Travis Fulgham

TE Richard Rodgers

TE Nick Eubanks

DT Raequan Williams

LB JaCoby Stevens

LB Christian Elliss

CB Michael Jacquet III

{DE Matt Leo — worldwide exemption – doesn’t rely in direction of restrict}


OT Le’Raven Clark (1)

Along with all of this information, the Eagles labored out three free brokers on Tuesday: defensive finish Cameron Malveaux, broad receiver Deon Cain, and linebacker Dylan Cole.

Malveaux, 27, has frolicked with six completely different groups since coming into the league as a UDFA in 2017. He has two sacks in 15 profession appearances. With Graham getting damage, the Eagles may very well be evaluating a possible follow squad addition for extra edge depth.

Cain, 25, was a sixth-round choose by the Indianapolis Colts within the 2018 NFL Draft. He didn’t play as a rookie as a result of an ACL tear however he overlapped with Sirianni in Indy for greater than a 12 months. He has 9 profession receptions for 124 yards (13.8 common) and nil touchdowns.

Cole, 27, spent 4 seasons with the Houston Texans. He handled various accidents throughout that point and was restricted to 37 out of 64 attainable video games.

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