The Philadelphia Eagles announced several roster moves Thursday afternoon.
First and foremost, the team placed a handful of players on the injured reserve list. Tackle/guard Jack Driscoll, tight end Tyree Jackson, and nickel back Josiah Scott have all been given the IR designation. Since each player made the initial 53-man roster, they’ll all be eligible to return after the first three games of the season.
Both Driscoll and Scott should return to action then, but as for Jackson, his back injury will likely take a bit longer to heal. The injury occurred on August 18 and the timetable for a full recovery was estimated to be 8-10 weeks.
If Jackson’s recovery goes according to plan, the earliest he’ll be able to suit up is Week 6 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The team subsequently signed defensive tackle Hassan Ridgeway to the active roster following the three IR placements. Ridgeway has been with the Eagles since 2019. In those two years, Ridgeway has played in 14 games, starting five of them, and he’s accumulated 21 tackles, 7 for a loss, and 3 sacks. He’s been a nice depth piece along the interior of the Eagles defensive line and he should continue to be that this season. The team now has five active defensive tackles on their roster: Fletcher Cox, Javon Hargrave, Milton Williams, Marlon Tuipulotu, and Ridgeway.
Finally, three players were added to the Eagles practice squad. Defensive tackle Marvin Wilson — it was reported Wednesday that he would sign to the Birds practice squad. Tight end Nick Eubanks and wideout KeeSean Johnson have also been signed to the practice squad.
Eubanks was signed as an UDFA by the Dallas Cowboys following the NFL Draft this year. Eubanks appeared in 24 games during his collegiate career with the Michigan Wolverines, and he totaled 45 receptions for 578 yards and 6 touchdowns. Eubanks never reached his full potential at Michigan, but he’s a project worth stashing on the practice squad. He has all the physical tools to be a mismatch in the passing game with some development.
Johnson, a 24-year-old wideout who’s spent the last two seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, is another nice addition to the practice squad. Johnson is a refined route runner, but lacks the elite physical prowess to be a consistent receiver in the NFL. During his first two seasons with Arizona, Johnson totaled 36 receptions for 360 yards and 1 touchdown. Again, he’s worth stashing on the practice squad, but the upside may be low with his lacking physical traits.
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