Roster Moves: Eagles bring back linebacker, release Kyron Johnson
The Eagles have made several roster moves ahead of their Week 1 matchup vs. New England.
The team announced on Monday that they’ve signed former Giants OT Tyre Phillips and LB Nicholas Morrow to the practice squad.
In corresponding moves, Philadelphia released LB Kyron Johnson and CB Tiawan Mullen.
Practice Squad: Eagles have signed LB Nicholas Morrow and OL Tyre Phillips, and released CB Tiawan Mullen and LB Kyron Johnson. pic.twitter.com/BmJekaPL2F— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) September 4, 2023
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Johnson, 26, was among the team’s final roster cuts and was later brought back to the practice squad. The release is a bit surprising, considering the Eagles have already lost special teams aces Shaun Bradley and Zech McPhearson for the season due to injuries.
The 2022 sixth-round pick appeared in every game for Philly last season, logging eight tackles and playing 265 snaps on special teams.
Morrow was signed during the offseason to potentially start next to Nakobe Dean. An underwhelming camp led to Morrow being overtaken by Zach Cunningham on the depth chart and his eventual release. He’ll serve as veteran depth and injury insurance.
OL Tyre Phillips has 18 career starts in three seasons, a good piece to have on the practice squad.
New Eagles Offensive Lineman Tyre Phillips over the past two seasons:— Word On The Birds (@WordOnTheBirds) September 1, 2023
– 754 snaps
– 4 sacks allowed
Excited to see what Jeff Stoutland can do for his development. pic.twitter.com/t3KZWcQsW7
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