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Eagles elevate DB Grayland Arnold and WR Deontay Burnett from the practice squad to the active roster for Sunday's game

The Eagles called up two practice squad players to the active roster for Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers – defensive back Grayland Arnold and wide receiver Deontay Burnett.

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This is the second week in a row that both Arnold and Burnett were called up from the practice squad. Arnold played 12 snaps, all on special teams, against the Bengals. The 5-10, 187-pound rookie free agent out of Baylor earned second-team All-American and second-team All-Big 12 honors as a redshirt junior in 2019 when he led the team with six interceptions. Arnold worked primarily in the slot. He also averaged 12.4 yards on punt returns with one touchdown last season.

Arnold's promotion is not a surprise considering the fact that the Eagles will be without starting cornerback Avonte Maddox (ankle) and backup Trevor Williams (rib) was placed on Injured Reserve.

The 6-0, 186-pound Burnett had three catches for 19 yards in 39 snaps against the Bengals last week. Burnett originally joined the Eagles' practice squad last season and was promoted to the active roster for the regular-season finale. A 2018 rookie free agent signing of the Titans, Burnett turned heads in the 2017 Rose Bowl, where he had 13 catches for 164 yards and three touchdowns.

Teams now have the option to have as many as 55 players on the active roster, as they can elevate two players from the practice squad. They have to do so on the day before the game (or day of the game for Thursday Night Football and Monday Night Football) and no later than 4 PM. The players are automatically sent back to the practice squad without having to be placed on waivers first. However, a team can only do that with a player twice. After two times, something to note with both of these players, a player must sign an active roster contract and be counted against the 53.

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