Eagles reveal 16-man practice squad for the 2021 season

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – NOVEMBER 03: Philadelphia Eagles Running Back Jordan Howard (24) rushes for a first down during the game between the Chicago Bears and the Philadelphia Eagles on November 3, 2019 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)

The Philadelphia Eagles have a officially announced their 16-man practice squad following the building of their 53-man roster. There were plenty of surprises last night, so intrigue surrounding the team’s waiver-wire action followed.

The Eagles were able to bring back a lot of important names. RB’s Jordan Howard and Jason Huntley are stashed on the 16-man unit, which will be vital considering that there are only three active backs on the roster at the moment.

Rookie LB JaCoby Stevens returns, meaning that the team officially retain all of their 2021 draft picks. Stevens was the only one not to make the final roster, but he will work on the scout team.

John Hightower and Travis Fulgham both return after their surprising cuts yesterday. The Eagles will be able to flex their receiving corps around depending on matchup which is obviously advantageous. Fulgham and Hightower bring very different things to the table and if the injury bug bites, may end up having key roles to play.

As things stand, there are two more spots and every player currently signed was on the roster through the Summer. However, that may change soon.

There is a reported new addition in the way of UDFA DT Marvin Wilson (Per NBC’s John Clark), who played collegiate ball at FSU. He failed to make the Browns roster after a disappointing training camp. In 2019, he amassed 44 tackles, 8.5 TFL, 5 sacks, 4 passes defended, 1 forced fumble, and 1 fumble recovery. His 2020 form was very different and his draft stock plummeted as a result, but maybe the Eagles could harness his potential.

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