The Eagles announced on Tuesday that they protected the following practice squad players for Week 11:
• DB Grayland Arnold – The rookie free agent has played 43 snaps on special teams over the course of three games in 2020.
• DT Raequan Williams – The rookie free agent played 16 snaps on defense and another four on special teams in his NFL debut against the Cowboys in Week 8.
• TE Caleb Wilson – Wilson played seven snaps, all on special teams, in his NFL debut Sunday against the Giants.
Typically, a player on the practice squad can be signed to another team's active roster. Now, teams have until 4 PM Tuesday during game week to designate up to four players that they wish to keep away from other teams.
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 for gameday. 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, a player must sign an active roster contract and be counted against the 53.
Arnold has already been elevated twice this season, while Williams and Wilson have each been elevated once.