Eagles Release Two Players, Activate Safety For Practice
On Tuesday, the Philadelphia Eagles made a series of corresponding moves that impact the defensive side of the ball starting with releasing two players and activating another from Short Term Injured Reserve:
Despite making the 53-man Roster after Training Camp in August, the Eagles Seventh Round Draft Selection Casey Toohill struggled to get on the field for the first few weeks of the 2020 NFL season and the team needs that roster spot for an important player returning from injury.
Will Parks was signed this offseason in Free Agency, came in Eagles Training Camp as the second most experienced Safety on the roster, suffered a Hamstring Injury that took him off the field for what was projected to be 4-6 Weeks. With numerous injuries for the Eagles at Cornerback, the team needs any help they can get on Defense and Parks could be an important player to help improve the security in their Secondary. Also, considering Jalen Mills as been playing Outside Cornerback out of necessity, Will Parks could slide in at Safety and the Eagles may keep Mills out at Cornerback for longer than expected.
An interesting name to keep an eye on is Defensive Back Elijah Riley, who the Eagles protected on their Practice Squad. He was a important play maker on defense for the Army Black Knights who had two of their winningest seasons in the school's history with Riley on the team. Riley compiled 142 Solo Tackles, Seven Interceptions, 6.5 Sacks, and 17.5 Tackles For Loss in 44 Games Played at Army.