Eagles Attempted to Sign Cowboys’ TE Blake Jarwin
PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) — The Eagles still haven't made a roster move with Jordan Hicks despite the fact that their starting middle linebacker is done for the season after tearing his Achilles in Monday's win over Washington.
That's because the player they originally earmarked for the spot was promoted by the Dallas Cowboys.
The Eagles attempted to sign practice squad tight end Blake Jarwin, a 6-foot-5, 236-pound h-back type who is versatile enough to play in-line or at fullback.
The Cowboys responded by releasing quarterback Kellen Moore to make room for Jarwin, who was a jack-of-all-trades in college at Oklahoma State, on their 53-man roster.
The attempted move is an indication that the Eagles are not necessarily thrilled with the pass protection coming from the running backs since Darren Sproles went down with his season-ending ACL injury.
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