The Eagles announced the signing of 15 players to their practice squad Thursday, with a few notable names amongst them. This leaves two open spots left on the PS. Here’s the full list below:
- S Grayland Arnold
- G/T Kayode Awosika
- T Le’Raven Clark
- WR Travis Fulgham
- WR John Hightower
- RB Jordan Howard
- RB Jason Huntley
- CB Michael Jacquet
- CB Craig James
- DE Matt Leo
- G Sua Opeta
- C/G Ross Pierschbacher
- S Elijah Riley
- LB JaCoby Stevens
- DT Raequon Williams
In case you’re unfamiliar with how the practice squad works, here’s a quick guide that can help you.
A fair amount of these players appeared at various times with the Eagles last year, with some even getting starts due to the insane amount of injuries Philadelphia had to endure. Having players with that kind of experience is a positive, and could come in handy down the line.
Will Travis Fulgham Make His Way Back To The Roster?
Among the lesser known players are two veterans who had fair shots at making the roster- Jordan Howard and Travis Fulgham.
For Howard, it was always going to be an uphill battle. Both Boston Scott and Kenny Gainwell had productive training camps/preseason games and will enter the season as RB2 and RB3, respectively. Unless there’s an injury to either backup or to Miles Sanders, Howard likely won’t see the active roster.
It might be a different story with Fulgham. The team leader in receiving yards last season, Fulgham was beat by J.J. Arcega-Whiteside for the final wide receiver spot. However, JJAW’s spot is probably as far from secure as can be.
If Arcega-Whiteside struggles, perhaps the Eagles will look to see if Fulgham can regain some of that mid-season magic he had in 2020. But the one thing that’s certain is that both players have some serious work to do if they ever want to make impacts weekly on the gridiron.