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Eagles sign WR Britain Covey to the active roster

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The Eagles filled their last open spot on the active roster on Saturday by signing wide receiver Britain Covey. The rookie had been elevated from the practice squad for each of the first three games.

As the primary punt returner, Covey has gained 61 yards on 10 returns.

One of the most decorated return specialists in college football, Covey was a three-time All-Pac-12 selection during his career at Utah, where finished as the school's all-time leader in punt return yardage. He was originally signed by the Eagles as a free agent following the 2022 NFL Draft.

"I think Britain's done a really good job," Special Teams Coordinator Michael Clay said this week. "I think Britain, first three weeks in the NFL against some real dudes, you actually feel the real speed of some guys. This isn't the third or the second preseason game or in practice. You have guys that I believe, (Viking) Kris Boyd is one of the best gunners in the league, (Commanders) Percy Butler is a really good gunner. And all those guys in Detroit, you start feeling some real speed out there.

"But he's done a good job in terms of protecting the ball. Once again, I know he muffed that ball right there, we can't have any situation where the ball is on the ground. Besides that, he's putting his foot on the ground, getting yards right there. Hopefully, he keeps keeping his momentum, we're blocking better for him and one of those 12 yards, springs for something bigger."

The Eagles also announced that they've elevated safety Andre Chachere from the practice squad for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. Chachere will make his season debut after finishing with the second-most special teams snaps in 2021, while also contributing with 10 tackles and a pass deflection on defense. Chachere will revert back to the practice squad following Sunday's game.

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