The Philadelphia Eagles have been making big moves all season, and another recent change to the roster adds the defensive depth the team has been looking for.
On Tuesday, the Eagles signed special teams and defensive back Andre Chachere to their 53-man roster, after being on the practice squad. Philadelphia also signed offensive tackle Fred Johnson to the practice squad.
EAGLES ROSTER MOVES
Last week, defensive tackle Jordan Davis was placed on injured reserve after suffering an ankle injury. Diagnosed with a high ankle sprain, Davis will be at least four weeks. In an effort to fill his roster spot, the Eagles elevated defensive back Andre Chachere from the practice squad, signing him to the 53-man roster. Chachere also has experience on special teams, adding depth to Philadelphia’s defense.
The 26-year-old has signed with a number of teams since being an undrafted free agent in 2018. The Eagles claimed him off waivers last offseason. He played a total 16 games, missing one due to Covid. Finishing with 15 total tackles, Chachere had a better training camp than fellow safety K’Von Wallace; however, the team opted to sign Wallace instead.
With Chachere on the practice squad, Wallace has struggled during defensive snaps. After being targeted three times, Wallace has allowed three catches for 39 yards and a passer rating of 158.3. The move to bring Chachere to the active roster, now allows for more depth as the team heads into their Week 10 game against the Washington Commanders.
To replace the gap on the practice squad, the Eagles signed offensive lineman Fred Johnson. The 25-year-old played collegiate football for Florida, only having eight total starts. The Pittsburgh Steelers signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2019. He then moved to the Bengals and Buccaneers.
The Eagles will host the Washington Commanders for their Week 10 game. Kickoff begins at 8:15 PM on Monday, November 14.