Wide receiver Greg Ward is the gift that keeps on giving.
For the eighth time, the Philadelphia Eagles have signed the 27-year-old. He will join the practice squad in preparation for Week 7 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
GREG WARD RETURNS TO PHILADELPHIA
Ward, was originally signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2017. Though he never made it to the active roster, the wide receiver was part of Super Bowl LII while on the Eagles’ practice squad.
After a short stint with the AAF in 2019, Ward returned to the Eagles, again joining the practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster after some injuries struck the team, finishing the season with 28 receptions for 254 receiving yards.
In Jalen Hurts’ first four games as quarterback, after taking over for Carson Wentz, the quarterback threw Ward his first career touchdown pass. Ward went on to finish the 2020 season with 53 receptions for 419 receiving yards — the most receiving yards on the team.
The following season Ward signed a one-year tender, but took a back seat to rookie DeVonta Smith. After a new deal was signed in 2022, he was placed on injured reserve after suffering a toe injury. The Eagles released him with an injury settlement, giving him the opportunity to sign with another team, but that never happened.
Now, Ward will return to Philadelphia, becoming the fourth wide receiver on the practice squad. He joins Devon Allen, Deon Cain, and Auden Tate.
There’s no guarantee Ward will see any playing time, but he could be an option for punt returner. Through three season, he has 88 receptions for 768 receiving yards and ten receiving touchdowns.
The Eagles retune after their bye week, 6-0, to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers. Kickoff is at 1 PM on Sunday, October 30.