Eagles promote a cornerback, re-sign speedy rookie to practice squad originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
The Eagles signed undrafted rookie cornerback Michael Jacquet to the 53-man roster Tuesday and re-signed Adrian Killins to their practice squad.
Jacquet spent training camp with the Eagles but was on the street from final cuts on Sept. 4 until they added him to the practice squad on Sept. 29.
He was a game-day elevation for the last two games and because of injuries played 30 snaps against the Cowboys in his NFL debut. He didn’t play on defense against the Giants and played one snap on special teams.
Players are limited to only two game-day elevations from the practice squad, so if the Eagles wanted Jacquet available for their game against the Browns on Sunday they had to sign him to the 53-man roster.
Jacquet replaces Craig James on the 53. James, who got hurt in the first Giants game, was placed on Injured Reserve on Monday.
Jacquet, who stands 6-foot-2, 200 pounds, played college football at Louisiana.
Killins, an undrafted rookie free agent from Central Florida, spent training camp at both running back and slot receiver. He was on the practice squad the first three weeks of the season and signed to the 53 the day before the 49ers game, where he made his NFL debut. He got eight snaps in the Eagles’ win, including one carry for minus-12 yards.
He was released the next day and then rejoined the practice squad two days later. He was released from the practice squad last week, but with Jacquet’s promotion, there was a spot available again on the practice squad.
Jacquet and Killins are among 21 players, 16 rookies and eight undrafted players who've made their NFL debut for the Eagles this year.