Covey, Siposs Elevated
Birds Pluck Special Teamers From Practice Squad
The Eagles used just two practice squad elevations for Sunday’s season opener against the Patriots at Gillette Stadium, announcing that punter Arryn Siposs and wide receiver/return specialist would be available to play.
Teams can use up to two elevations from the practice squad per game. A practice squad player can be elevated to the active roster three times during the regular season.
After Sunday’s game, Siposs and Covey will have just two elevations remaining.
Interestingly, the team didn’t elevate offensive lineman Julian Good-Jones, leaving the Eagles without a backup center with snapping experience going into the game.
Second-year guard Cam Jurgens played center at Nebraska and was drafted eventually replace All Pro center Jason Kelce, but the Eagles have historically shied away from moving around starting offensive linemen in the middle of a game.
If Kelce were to leave the game for an injury or another reason, it appears the team’s only realistic move would be switching Jurgens to center and filling the right guard void with a backup, either Jack Driscoll, Sua Opeta or rookie Tyler Steen.
– Geoff Mosher (@geoffmoshernfl) is co-host of the “Inside the Birds” podcast and staff writer for InsideTheBirds.com.
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