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Eagles promote G Sua Opeta to the active roster; sign DE Cameron Malveaux and T Casey Tucker to the practice squad

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The Eagles promoted guard Sua Opeta from the practice squad to the active roster on Wednesday. Opeta was called up for Monday night's game in Dallas where he played one snap on special teams. Starting left guard Isaac Seumalo suffered a season-ending Lisfranc injury against the Cowboys opening a spot for Opeta. A rookie free agent signing of the Eagles in 2019 out of Weber State, the 6-foot-4, 305-pound Opeta played in eight games with two starts last season.

With Opeta moving up to the active roster, the Eagles signed two players to the practice squad – defensive end Cameron Malveaux and tackle Casey Tucker.

The 6-foot-6, 265-pound Malveaux spent last season on the Cleveland Browns' practice squad. He was called up to the active roster for two games, including the game against the Eagles, and registered four tackles and a forced fumble. He entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with Miami in 2017 has appeared in 13 games from 2017-18 between the Dolphins (9) and the Cardinals (4).

Tucker originally joined the league as an undrafted free agent with the Eagles in 2019, following a Rookie Minicamp tryout. He was waived by the Eagles prior to the start of the regular season and spent part of 2019 on Detroit's practice squad, then returned to Philadelphia last April after being waived by the Lions, was waived by the Eagles in August, and then signed to the team's practice squad last December. The Colts signed Tucker to a reserve/future following the season. Indianapolis released Tucker and he was invited to Philadelphia's Rookie Minicamp at the NovaCare Complex on another tryout basis and impressed the team enough to earn a contract this offseason. He was waived with an injury designation by the Eagles during Training Camp and now returns to the practice squad.

Update: The Eagles also announced that they protected the following practice squad players – G/T Kayode Awosika, WR John Hightower, RB Jordan Howard, and S Elijah Riley.

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