After Being Punted, Siposs Returns
Punter Inked To Practice Squad
The Eagles on Wednesday announced the near completion of their 16-man practice squad.
The team said it signed 13 players to the practice, all of them who were with the team in training camp, most notably punter Arryn Siposs as the Eagles punted on keeping any punters on their initial 53-man roster.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) August 30, 2023
Team personnel chief Howie Roseman said Tuesday that Siposs, along with other Eagles re-signed to the practice squad, can still help the team even if they’re not on the 53.
Teams are allowed three elevations to the game day active roster per practice squad player during the regular season.
Noticeably absent from the practice squad are linebacker Nic Morrow and offensive lineman Josh Andrews, as the Eagles are still very light at inside linebacker and don’t have a true backup center for Jason Kelce.
Three spots remain, although one has reportedly been filled and just not yet announced, per ESPN.com’s Tim McManus:
CB Tiawan Mullen (Chargers) is signing with Eagles practice squad, per source.
— Tim McManus (@Tim_McManus) August 30, 2023
The Eagles, who have just four wide receivers on their 53, re-signed to the practice squad Britain Covey, Devon Allen and Greg Ward, three receivers with punt return abilities.
Covey led the Eagles last year in returns and return yards, with 33 for for 308. He also returned 10 kicks for 206 yards.
If the Eagles don’t re-sign Andrews to the practice squad, they’ve got Julian Good-Jones and Brett Toth as potential Kelce backups. Toth struggled in camp with snaps, leading the team to sign Andrews, but Good-Jones impressed coaches in his second year with the team.
In other transaction news, two Eagles waived at the cutdown deadline – safety K’Von Wallace and offensive lineman Josh Sills – were claimed by other teams, both with Philadelphia ties.
The Colts, whose head coach Shane Steichen was the Eagles’ offensive coordinator the last two seasons, claimed Sills while the Cardinals, now under the coaching of former Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon, claimed Wallace.
– Geoff Mosher (@geoffmoshernfl) is co-host of the “Inside the Birds” podcast and staff writer for InsideTheBirds.com.
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