The Eagles announced on Tuesday that they signed guard Jamon Brown off of the Bears' practice squad to fill the open spot on the active roster.
A third-round pick of the Rams in 2015 out of Louisville, Brown has played 60 career games (47 starts) for the Rams, Giants, and Falcons. He started nine games for Atlanta in 2019. He has experience at both right and left guard. The 6-4, 340-pound Brown's knowledge of the Rams, especially All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald, will come in handy this week as the Eagles prepare for Los Angeles.
The Eagles also protected the following practice squad players for Week 2:
• WR Deontay Burnett
• DT T.Y. McGill
• DE Joe Ostman
• CB Trevor Williams
Typically, a player on the practice squad can be signed to another team's active roster. Now, teams have until 4 PM Tuesday during game week to designate the four they wish to keep away from other teams. This is not applicable during the bye week, though.
Teams now have the option to have as many as 55 players on the active roster, as they can elevate two players from the practice squad. They have to do so on the day before the game (or day of the game for Thursday Night Football and Monday Night Football) and no later than 4 PM. The players are automatically sent back to the practice squad without having to be placed on waivers first. However, a team can only do that with a player twice. After two times, a player must sign an active roster contract and be counted against the 53.