Eagles announce the four practice squad players they’ll protect in week 1

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – DECEMBER 22: Philadelphia Eagles helmet sits on a cart during the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagle on December 22, 2019, at Lincoln Financial Filed in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)

NFL Football is upon us and with it comes a new set of practice squad rules. With the squad now consisting of 16 players, the team can safely move 2 players on and off the 53-man roster each week, protecting 4 in total. Given that they’ve only just set the roster, it looks as though the team want to keep their most prized players close to their chest.

The Eagles are clearly high on Opeta and given the lack of offensive line depth, it’s hardly surprising. Ostman and Burnett are both coming off of exceptional summers and cornerback depth is minimal, so protecting a former Chargers starter makes sense in Trevor Williams.

There may be some more roster moves ahead of Sunday, but for now, it looks as though the Birds just want to protect their most players on the practice squad.

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