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Eagles elevate CB Trevor Williams to the active roster

For the second week in a row, the Eagles took advantage of the new rule that allows for teams to promote up to two players from the practice squad in advance of a game to expand the active roster.

The Eagles elevated cornerback Trevor Williams from the practice squad to the active roster. Following Sunday's game, Williams will revert back to the practice squad without going through waivers absent a new deal.

Williams was signed by the Eagles to a futures deal in 2020. The 5-11, 191-pound Penn State product is one of the veterans on the practice squad. He has 39 games (27 starts) on his resume, mostly from his time with the Chargers. In 2017, Williams started 15 of the Chargers' 16 games.

The Eagles now have five cornerbacks on the active roster. The Rams are known under Head Coach Sean McVay as a team that predominately utilizes 11 personnel (three-wide receiver sets), so the depth at cornerback is critical. It should be noted that the Rams showcased more 12 personnel (two tight ends) in Week 1 against the Cowboys (68 percent in 11 personnel/28 percent in 12 personnel).

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