The Eagles added a defensive tackle to the active roster on Tuesday but it was not Tim Jernigan.
T.Y. McGill was signed to add depth to the defensive tackle rotation. This move comes a day after the Eagles cleared Jernigan, who is on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list, to begin practicing. The Eagles have three weeks to either place Jernigan on the active roster or keep him on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list for the remainder of the year.
To make room for the 6-0, 299-pound McGill, wide receiver and punt returner DeAndre Carter was waived. Head coach Doug Pederson will discuss the impact of these moves on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.
The Eagles actually claimed McGill off waivers from the Los Angeles Chargers last month but the defensive tackle failed his physical.
The 25-year-old McGill originally entered the league in 2015 as a rookie free agent signing of the Seattle Seahawks out of North Carolina State. He landed with the Indianapolis Colts and played in 25 games over his first two seasons. Last season, McGill played three games for the Cleveland Browns.
Carter was one of the great stories for the Eagles early in 2018. Signed after Training Camp started, Carter earned a spot on the active roster and was the primary punt returner for most of the season.