Eagles make interesting roster move ahead of Divisional Round game vs. Giants
Just one day before their Divisional Round matchup vs. the Giants, the Eagles called up a familiar face from the practice squad.
The team announced on Friday that they’ve elevated veteran safety Anthony Harris to the active roster for tomorrow’s game.
#Eagles have elevated S Anthony Harris to the active roster for tomorrow's game, and signed TE Dalton Keene to a Reserve/Future contract.— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) January 20, 2023
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Harris, 31, played in Philly last season and was expected to start alongside Marcus Epps this year, running with the first-team defense throughout training camp. Once GM Howie Roseman made the blockbuster trade for CJ Gardner-Johnson, Harris became expendable and was given the opportunity to find a starting role elsewhere.
With nickel CB Avonte Maddox ruled out, Philadelphia could use an extra body on defense and special teams, as Gardner-Johnson will likely see snaps in the slot. Harris appeared in three games for the Denver Broncos this year before being waived in December and re-joining the Eagles.
The eight-year veteran started 14 games for Philadelphia last season and totaled 835 defensive snaps. He led the Eagles’ secondary with 72 tackles and held his own in coverage, holding opposing QBs to a 51.1% completion percentage and 68.7 passer rating when targeted.
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