Practice Squad Bolstered
Birds Sign C, Release CB
[UPDATED, 4:30 PM]
The Eagles made some practice moves as they get ready to prepare for Monday night’s game against the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium, with both teams coming off the bye week.
The team added center Ross Pierschbacher, who was with the team once before and played three games for the Eagles in 2020. The 2019 fifth-round pick from Alabama has played 11 career games and spent last season on the Jets’ practice squad and on the Lions’ 53-man roster.
The signing of Pierschbacher helps replace the loss of center/guard Julian Good-Jones, who was signed off the Eagles’ practice squad by the Commanders on Nov. 7.
The Eagles also released slot cornerback Kindle Vildor from the practice squad, a good sign that they’re seeing improved health at that position.
The team didn’t have to release anyone from the practice squad to sign Pierschbacher because of the Good-Jones loss, but decided to part ways with Vildor, who was seen as slot insurance with the Eagles facing depth concerns there.
But slot cornerback Bradley Roby, who has missed the last three games, appears ready to return to practice this week.
As for workouts on Tuesday, the Eagles kicked the tires of some veterans, including some recognizable names:
In addition to hosting LB Anthony Barr, the #Eagles also worked out G Andrew Norwell, C Lecitus Smith and TE Noah Togiai.
Note: With TE Dallas Goedert sidelined, the team has Jack Stoll, Grant Calcaterra and Albert Okwuegbunam on the 53 and E.J. Jenkins on the practice squad.
— Andrew DiCecco (@AndrewDiCecco) November 13, 2023
Barr and Togiai make sense, as the Eagles are thin at linebacker and tight end with Nakobe Dean (foot) and Dallas Goedert (arm) both expected to out several weeks with injuries.
UPDATE: On Tuesday, the Eagles announced the signing of Togiai and Smith to the practice squad, along with the release of practice squad tight end E.J. Jenkins. They also activated safety Justin Evans (knee) into the 21-day practice window.
– Geoff Mosher (@geoffmoshernfl) is co-host of the “Inside the Birds” podcast and staff writer for InsideTheBirds.com.