Eagles bring back CB Ajene Harris to the Practice Squad
10 October 2019 Eagles News
According to Ed Kracz of SI.com, the Eagles have signed CB Ajene Harris back to the practice squad. He was actually cut last week, in order to make room for the two newly acquired practice squad cornerbacks, Ryan Lewis and D.J. White. Today, the Falcons signed CB D.J. White off of the Eagles practice squad. Thus, freeing the space for Harris to return to the practice squad.
#Eagles signed CB Ajene Harris to the practice squad
— Ed Kracz (@kracze) October 8, 2019
Harris is an undrafted rookie free agent out of USC, where he played one year with Nelson Agholor. He was originally a wide-receiver as a Trojan but after returning from an injury he was moved to cornerback. He originally tried out for the Eagles this spring but he wasn’t brought in for training camp. So, after being brought back earlier this year, then being released, he’s now back for his third stint with the Eagles.
There are now two cornerbacks on the Eagles practice squad and seven on their active roster. Ryan Lewis and Ajene Harris make up the practice squad CBs. Now, there may be seven cornerbacks on the active roster but only four are healthy. Those players are Rasul Douglas, Craig James, Sidney Jones and Orlando Scandrick.
Jones was active this past Sunday against the Jets but was only dressed for an emergency situation, as he never saw the field. Doug Pederson said he expects Jones to be able to play against the Vikings this Sunday.
The cornerbacks that are still on the active roster but still dealing with injury, are as follows: Ronald Darby, who is still dealing with his hamstring injury and Avonte Maddox, who was still in a neck brace today, dealing with his neck/concussion injuries. They are both expected to miss the Vikings game and could definitely miss more than that.
Now, I know a lot of people are in an uproar that Howie has not made a Madden-esque trade but he’s doing what he can, for now, to produce wins. The Eagles definitely did their due dilligence and if they found a great trade, we would know about it. For now, the Eagles will be sticking with their “EVERYTHING MATTERS” mantra. I think people tend to forget that the Eagles will get a couple CBs back, in a few weeks. I’m not saying it’s ideal for the next few games but the Eagles are doing what they can to get by, until then. Jalen Mills is the first player that’s eligible to return, Week 7. Cre’Von LeBlanc is eligible to return by Week 9.