Roster Moves: Eagles could look to call up sneaky WR from practice squad
With speedy wide receiver Quez Watkins heading to the COVID list, the Eagles could be looking to the practice squad to replace his explosiveness for their upcoming matchup vs. Washington.
Roster Move: Eagles have placed WR Quez Watkins and RB Jason Huntley on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. pic.twitter.com/7eLxVyzI8n— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) December 13, 2021
Philadelphia currently has three WRs rostered on the practice squad — 2020 5th-round pick John Hightower, 6’2″, 202-pound Deon Cain, and former Arizona Cardinal KeeSean Johnson.
Hightower has spent the most time with the team, playing in 38% of the snaps with the offense last season. Cain has bounced around a few teams since entering the league in 2018 but has intriguing big-play potential.
Johnson, however, has played in 18 games and has the most experience of the bunch. He worked his way into a talented wide receiver rotation in Arizona, catching 36 passes for 360 yards and a TD over the last two seasons.
Fresno State’s reception leader won’t light the league on fire by any means, but he could provide the team with a spark on offense in Watkins’ absence.
As Jalen Reagor continues to struggle, Nick Sirianni needs to find production from somewhere en route to a potential playoff berth.
Eagles are adding WR KeeSean Johnson to the practice squad. pic.twitter.com/B4KCEYOkem— Victor Williams (@ThePhillyPod) September 2, 2021
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