The Eagles announced Sunday morning that they have activated linebacker Nathan Gerry from the Reserve/COVID-19 list. Two players remain on the Reserve/COVID-19 list – tackles Lane Johnson and Jordan Mailata.
Gerry is the team's most experienced linebacker, entering his fourth season.
The 25-year-old was third on the team last season with a career-high 67 tackles and tied for the team lead with two interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown. Gerry was also one of the leaders on special teams with a team-high 335 snaps and a career-high eight tackles.
A fifth-round pick in 2017, the 6-2, 230-pound Gerry has been praised for his intelligence and knowledge of the defense by the coaching staff. A former safety at Nebraska, Gerry made the conversion to rangy linebacker upon entering the NFL and has played 45 games (including playoffs) with 16 starts, registering 86 tackles, 2.5 sacks, three interceptions, four pass deflections, and one fumble recovery in the regular season.
The active roster is now at 78 players with the return of the starting linebacker.
The Reserve/COVID-19 list was created for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who has been in close contact with an infected person or persons. Per NFL-NFLPA policy, clubs are not permitted to comment on a player's medical status other than referring to roster status. These players do not count toward the active roster.