Eagles Activate Four Players 21-Day Practice Window
Eagles rookie Jalen Reagor has bever really been able to make an impact in his first season. The rookie had surgery to repair a torn UCL in his thumb.thumb, which sidelined him since the Eagles Week 2 loss to the Rams.
Reagor was given a 6-8 week timetable, but could be ready to return sooner.
Today the team activated his 21-day practice window, along with linebacker T.J. Edwards, safety Rudy Ford and tackle Jason Peters.
"We've got a few days here to really get these guys healthy even more," Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said on Friday. "But I'm hoping that we get a few of these guys back next week going into the Cowboys game."
The Eagles now have 21 days to activate those players to their 53-man roster, which they’ll only do once they are ready to play in a game.
When they are activated, what will their roles be?
Reagor could likely step in for DeSean Jackson as the teams deep-threat, opposite Travis Fulgham. Edwards might step in and replace Nate Gerry, teaming up with Alex Singleton at linebacker. Ford will add to the teams special teams, while adding more depth at the safety position. Peters is an interesting one, he could return to the left tackle position, or the team could keep Jordan Mailata at left tackle and move Peters back over to right guard.
"I think when J.P. comes back, I think that's a conversation we'll have internally to see what's best for the football team, whether it's he and [G Nate] Herbig and [G] Sua Opeta now, guard rotation, or is it J.P. back at left tackle," Pederson explained. "Those are options we have, which we haven't had many options lately. It gives us I think the best availability for these players for our offensive line moving forward."