The Eagles decided to improve their depth while draining the reserve of a division rival at the same time on Monday when they agreed to sign offensive lineman Ross Pierschbacher from Washington's practice squad.
The 6-4, 315-pound lineman was a fifth-round pick of the Football Team in 2019 out of Alabama. He played in five games as a reserve in his rookie season. This year, Pierschbacher signed with the Football Team's practice squad after being waived at the end of Training Camp. Pierschbacher was elevated to the active roster for the November 7 loss to the Giants, but he did not play.
At Alabama, Pierschbacher set the school record for most starts by a position player with 57, including eight College Football Playoff contests. He played left guard and center for the Crimson Tide. In 2018, he was a second-team All-America selection as well as a first-team All-SEC honoree.
The current starting five along the offensive line – from left to right – is Jordan Mailata, Isaac Seumalo, Jason Kelce, Nate Herbig, and Jack Driscoll. The three backups are Luke Juriga, Matt Pryor, and Brett Toth.