With Avonte Maddox still unable to play due to a toe injury, the Eagles are adding Anthony Harris onto their roster from the practice squad in advance of Saturday’s Divisional Round tilt against the Giants.
It will be Harris’ first game with the team since last season, where he put up 72 tackles and an interception in 14 games.
The 31-year-old had been on the Eagles’ practice squad since Dec. 13 following his release from the Broncos. He appeared in three games for Denver this season, with all his snaps (43) coming on special teams.
Harris would slot fourth in safety usage behind Marcus Epps, C.J. Gardner-Johnson and Reed Blankenship, all of whom played above 70% of snaps on defense in the Eagles’ 22-16 season finale win against New York.
CJGJ saw play at slot with Maddox out, which is likely to continue. If that’s the case, Harris could take over at times for Blankenship, who was used as the second safety aside Epps on those schemes.
Even if the Eagles don’t use Harris on defense, his ST play and veteran experience should be a nice boon for Philadelphia. If he plays, it will be Harris’ seventh playoff game (three of which were starts).