Eagles practice squad tracker 2023: Filling out the 16-man squad

Eagles practice squad tracker 2023: Filling out the 16-man squad originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia

The Eagles made a ton of moves before Tuesday’s 4 p.m. deadline to create their initial 53-man roster.

Now it’s time to figure out the practice squad.

The Eagles announced 13 additions of players they waived the previous day and there's one other being reported:

P Arryn Siposs: The Eagles cut their punter but got him through waivers to their practice squad. They can still look to upgrade but if not, can roll out Siposs in Week 1.

WR Britain Covey: The Eagles are bringing back their punt return man from the 2022 season. Covey dealt with a hamstring injury this summer but still has a decent chance to be the Eagles’ return man as a game day elevation early in the season.

WR Devon Allen: The Olympian came on strong late in training camp after a calf injury kept him out early in the summer. He showed some promise, especially as a gunner on the punt team.

WR Greg Ward Jr.: Ward’s time with the Eagles continues. He first arrived back in 2017. At one point, Ward was a contributor for the Eagles but the receiver position has improved a bunch since then.

OLB Kyron Johnson: The 2022 sixth-round pick out of Kansas was a solid special teams contributor last season. He had an appendectomy this summer and missed some time.

CB Mekhi Garner: The UDFA from LSU had a strong spring and kept it going in training camp. The Eagles elected to keep Eli Ricks over him but Garner made a strong roster push.

S Tristan McCollum: Perhaps this spot would have gone to K'Von Wallace if he cleared waivers. But Wallace was claimed by the Cardinals. So McCollum, who made some plays, performed well.

WR Joseph Ngata: The UDFA from Clemson had a great start to training camp and made some plays in the preseason but fizzled a bit. And the Eagles kept just four receivers on their 53.

DE Tarron Jackson: The 2021 sixth-round pick out of Coastal Carolina didn't have a super splashy summer but definitely had some very strong moments. If there are ever injuries, he's now right there as some depth.

OL Brett Toth: Toth began training camp as a second-team center but struggled snapping the football and was demoted to third-team guard. It wasn't a great summer but Toth has some versatility and the Eagles have invested a lot of time in him.

LB Ben VanSumeren: Relatively new to the linebacker position, VanSumeren has some athletic traits worth developing.

TE Brady Russell: The UDFA from Colorado had a good showing this summer and had a nice touchdown in the preseason but was waived on Tuesday.

OL Julian Good-Jones: Good-Jones was with the Eagles way back in 2020 but then spent two seasons in the CFL and returned as a much better player this offseason. He had a nice summer.

CB Tiawan Mullen: After going undrafted out of Indiana, Mullen was with the Chargers this summer. He's a smaller corner at 5-foot-8, a frame that suggest a future as a nickel corner. He's the cousin of Lamar Jackson and the younger brother of former second-round corner Trayvon Mullen.

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