The Eagles signed tight end Jason Croom and linebacker Rashad Smith from the practice squad to the active roster on Friday. The Eagles accomplished two things – securing depth for Sunday's game against Washington and ensuring that Croom and Smith will be part of the 2021 offseason roster, as practice squad contracts expire at the end of the season.
To make room, the Eagles placed rookie linebacker Shaun Bradley and team captain Duke Riley on Injured Reserve.
Croom has played in four games this season. He's registered one catch for a touchdown. Smith made his NFL debut in the win over New Orleans, playing seven snaps on special teams.
The Eagles are without Dallas Goedert (calf) and Richard Rodgers (ankle) at tight end for Sunday's game. They have Zach Ertz, Caleb Wilson, and now Croom.
Bradley suffered a neck injury last Sunday in Dallas. He finishes his rookie season with six tackles, one for loss, on defense in 76 snaps. He also had 12 tackles on special teams.
Riley was named a special teams captain for the 2020 season, but also played a significant role on defense starting eight of the 13 games he played in. Riley posted 45 tackles and his first career interception as well as his first career forced fumble. He also accumulated 11 tackles on special teams. Riley is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent.