PHILADELPHIA ( - The Eagles made the procedural move of placing Carson Wentz on injured reserve Tuesday afternoon and used the roster spot to button up a suddenly struggling special teams group by bringing back Bryan Braman.

Categorized as an edge play Braman's real role in the NFL has been on special teams and he was one of Dave Fipp's stalwarts from 2014 through last season, playing in all 48 games over that span and forming the nucleus on a number of ST units with Chris Maragos.

Typically one of the better special teams groups in the league Philadelphia has begun to struggle a bit since Maragos went down with a season-ending knee injury against Carolina in October.

Braman, who worked out for the Eagles earlier on Tuesday, signed with New Orleans Saints after Philadelphia let him walk in free agency but he was ultimately placed on injured reserve and released with an injury settlement.

Originally an undrafted free agent out of West Texas A&M in 2011, Braman spent three seasons with the Houston Texans before moving on to Philadelphia the first time.

-John McMullen covers the Eagles and the NFL for You can reach him at or on Twitter @JFMcMullen

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