The Eagles announced on Tuesday that they protected the following practice squad players for Week 4:
• WR Deontay Burnett
• WR Travis Fulgham
• C Luke Juriga
• RB Adrian Killins
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 the four they wish to keep away from other teams. This is not applicable during the bye week, though.
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, a player must sign an active roster contract and be counted against the 53.
Burnett was called up for Sunday's game against the Bengals along with defensive back Grayland Arnold. Burnett had three catches for 19 yards in 39 offensive snaps.
The Eagles also agreed to sign tight end Hakeem Butler off of Carolina's practice squad on Tuesday.
Take a look at the best photos featuring the offense from Week 3.