Eagles add linebacker to practice squad, release offensive lineman
Some more roster moves ahead of Sunday’s season opener. Yesterday, The Philadelphia Eagles announced that they signed linebacker Christian Elliss to their practice squad and released center Ross Pierschbacher to make room.
Christian Elliss was signed by the Vikings as UDFA this past offseason. In his last two seasons at Idaho, he was first team All-Big Sky selection. Ellis had a junior year that included a 104 tackle season and a career-high fourteen tackle game against Portland State.
The newly signed LB was born into an NFL family, with his father Luther Elliss playing nine seasons in the NFL and selected for two Pro Bowls. Luther is now the defensive line coach for Idaho State while Christian’s two brothers played at Idaho as well and Kaden Elliss now plays for the New Orleans Saints.
With Landon Dickerson returning to the active roster, having Pierschbacher around wasn’t as needed and Elliss provides some extra depth to a shaky linebacker group. Philly protected four of their practice squad players ahead of Sunday’s game with Jordan Howard likely being called up.
Mandatory Credit: University of Idaho