After a week of speculation, the Eagles finally placed Jerome Couplin on the teams Injured Reserve list. That of course left one space open on the Eagles roster and with Thurmond suffering a mild hamstring issue whilst Maragos continues to struggle, the team have signed a familiar face
The Eagles announced earlier today that they have signed Ed Reynolds from their practice squad to complete their 53-man roster.
A man of former third-team All American Honor started 27 games for Standford at at free safety picking up six interceptions in 2012 alone, taking three to the house. With 140 career tackles, he certainly adds some meat to the bone. With guys like Mike Evans who stand at 6″5 charging towards you, you need someone who can make that crucial tackle and Reynolds could well be that guy.
Couplin went down with a shoulder injury against Dallas and has not practiced since. A big special teams contributor, Couplin was predicted to go on IR for about two weeks before the team finally made a move, perhaps they were spending time ensuring they call the right man up.
Reynolds was last years fifth round pick for the Eagles and has remained on the practice squad for both seasons. His pre-season looked extremely promising but with such a talented secondary, his chances were always going to be limited. Reynolds amassed two interceptions, 12 tackles and three passes defensed.
We have already seen one surprise emergence in the form of Jordan Hicks, are we going to see another?