The Eagles placed running back Miles Sanders on the Injured Reserve list Saturday with ankle/foot injuries suffered in the Week 7 game against the Raiders. Sanders will miss Sunday's game against the Lions as well as the following contests against the Chargers and the Broncos. He is eligible to return for the Week 11 game against the New Orleans Saints.
To take Sanders' place on the active roster, the Eagles activated safety K'Von Wallace from Injured Reserve. Wallace's return is timely as starting safety Anthony Harris is doubtful for Sunday's game with thumbs/groin injuries. The 5-11, 205-pound Wallace started in two of the first three games this season, accounting for six tackles. Wallace suffered a shoulder injury during the Week 3 clash in Dallas.
The Eagles also elevated running back Jordan Howard and tight end Richard Rodgers from the practice squad for the Lions game. Both players will revert back to the practice squad on Monday.
Howard will make his 2021 season debut on Sunday against the Lions. The former Pro Bowl running back is familiar with Detroit from his time with the Bears when he posted two 100-yard outings.
"I just see a guy that comes to work every day and does his job every day and prepares our defense. The last month or so he's been preparing our defense to get ready to play and working on his craft as a running back," said Head Coach Nick Sirianni of Howard on Friday. "And that's what pros do. They come to work every day and they do what's required of them and even more because he's continuing to work even more out there. They're ready when their number is called."
Rodgers was elevated for last week's game in Las Vegas and played seven snaps on offense. Back in 2015, Rodgers has a career outing against the Lions while with the Packers, catching eight passes for 146 yards and most importantly the game-winning 61-yard touchdown on a Hail Mary as time expired.