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Eagles sign Bradley Roby to the active roster

Bradley Roby
Bradley Roby

The Eagles made two roster moves on Friday ahead of the Week 6 meeting with the New York Jets. 

Signed Bradley Roby to the active roster 

After being elevated from the practice squad for his first game as an Eagle, cornerback Bradley Roby has been signed to the 53-man roster.  

The 10-year veteran was signed to the Eagles' practice squad on October 4. In the team's Week 5 win against the Los Angeles Rams, Roby registered one tackle and one quarterback pressure, playing 25 defensive snaps.  

The 31-year-old Roby (5-foot-11, 194 pounds) was selected by the Denver Broncos with the 31st overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft out of Ohio State. Roby spent five years in Denver, two years in Houston, and the past two in New Orleans. He was released by the Saints during the final roster cutdown this summer. Before joining Philadelphia, in 126 career games (60 starts), Roby accumulated 11 interceptions (3 returned for touchdowns), 85 pass deflections, eight forced fumbles, seven fumble recoveries, and five sacks. 

Placed Justin Evans on Injured Reserve 

Safety Justin Evans has been placed on Injured Reserve with a knee injury. Evans did not participate in practice this week.  

The six-year veteran missed the Week 4 game against the Washington Commanders with a neck injury. 

In four games this season, Evans recorded 14 tackles, two pass deflections, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery.  

"You never want to see injuries happen, but the guys that have stepped in and helped us win our last five games," said Head Coach Nick Sirianni. "It has been a true group effort by that defensive back group." – Written by Owen Boyle

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