PHILADELPHIA ( - With injuries to Alshon Jeffery and Mack Hollins the Eagles were feeling a bit thin at the receiver position heading into Thursday's opener against the Atlanta Falcons, something they remedied that by bringing back veteran Markus Wheaton before practice on Tuesday.

To make room for Wheaton on the roster the Eagles shifted tight end Richard Rodgers to injure reserve. Rodgers, who injured his knee in the preseason against New England, has been described as week-to-week by coach Doug Pederson but has been spotted around the NovaCare Complex with a bulky brace on his leg.

In another roster move the Eagles brought back linebacker Joe Walker to the practice squad and released LB Asantay Brown. Walker originally made the 53-man roster but was released after the Eagles claimed D.J. Alexander on waivers.

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

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