Eagles promote TE Alex Ellis from practice squad

The Eagles will have three tight ends on the active roster for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions. It remains to be seen whether or not the Eagles will have all three available.

Philadelphia called up Alex Ellis from the practice squad on Tuesday. To make room for him, the Eagles waived cornerback Craig James.

Ellis was signed by the Eagles during Training Camp and played in the season opener against Washington, primarily on special teams. He was waived prior to the Week 2 game in Atlanta so the Eagles could add James to the secondary.

Zach Ertz was the only available tight end in Sunday night's loss to Atlanta as Dallas Goedert reinjured his calf during pre-game warmups. Head coach Doug Pederson said that Goedert is "day to day."

A native of Delmar, Delaware, Ellis joined the NFL as a rookie free agent of the Tennessee Titans in 2016 out of the University of Tennessee. He played in six games (three starts) as a rookie for Jacksonville and caught three passes for 11 yards in 124 snaps.

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