Eagles roster moves ahead of Week 9: a long-awaited activation

Posted on November 6, 2021 - Last Updated on November 7, 2021

The Philadelphia Eagles are looking for their first win at home after going 0-3 at The Linc this season. And after a blowout win last Sunday against the Detroit Lions, they’re looking to start a streak.

On Saturday, the Eagles activated tight end Tyree Jackson and elevated running back Jordan Howard and wide receiver John Hightower.


The long-awaited activation of Tyree Jackson has occurred. The quarterback turned tight end has been on injured reserve since training camp after injuring his back. The Eagles opened up his 21-day practice window prior to Week 7.

Jackson now falls third, behind a tight end group led by Dallas Goedert; however, it’s likely he will continue to move up the depth chart. Rookie Jack Stoll remains the No. 2 tight end.

Running back Jordan Howard has been activated from the practice squad which comes as no surprise after his performance last week. Howard ran 12 times for 57 yards and two touchdowns. If Sirianni sticks to the same game plan, Howard will likely be a standout once again alongside Boston Scott. The Chargers have the league’s worst run defense which works in Philadelphia’s favor.

John Hightower has also been activated from the practice squad, making his season debut. Hightower did not make the 53-man roster, and fans were shocked to instead see J.J. Arcega-Whiteside take the remaining wide receiver spot.

However, Arcega-Whiteside has been ruled out for Sunday’s game. Hightower will replace him on special teams and may give another offensive option for Jalen Hurts if Sirianni decides to jump ship on the run game.

The Eagles take on the Chargers tomorrow at 4:05 PM. Los Angeles has lost their previous two consecutive games.

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