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Eagles sign LB Davion Taylor to the practice squad

LB Davion Taylor
LB Davion Taylor

Head Coach Nick Sirianni said at his press conference on Thursday that the team hoped to bring back linebacker Davion Taylor after waiving him to make room for quarterback Ian Book on Wednesday.

On Thursday evening, the team announced that Taylor is indeed back as a member of the practice squad, filling out the 17-player unit (the Eagles have an exemption for International Pathway Program player defensive end Matt Leo).

The third-year linebacker is still only 24 years old. In 21 career games (seven starts) over his first two seasons, Taylor registered 43 tackles and two forced fumbles.

The uber-athletic 6-1, 230-pound Taylor was gaining steam in his second season, starting six straight games and consistently playing well over 50 percent of the snaps on defense. However, Taylor suffered a season-ending knee injury in the win over the Saints.

Taylor, a third-round pick in 2020 out of Colorado, is the second linebacker on the practice squad, alongside Christian Elliss.

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