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Eagles sign LB Dante Olson to the practice squad; place LB T.J. Edwards and S Rudy Ford on Injured Reserve

The Eagles opened up a pair of spots on the active roster Thursday when they placed linebacker T.J. Edwards and safety Rudy Ford on Injured Reserve.

Both players suffered hamstring injuries in Sunday's win over the 49ers. This year, the Eagles can bring back any player on Injured Reserve after missing three games, so Edwards and Ford can return for the November 1 showdown with the Dallas Cowboys.

The Eagles have three players who are currently in the 21-day practice window looking to return from the Injured Reserve list: defensive end Vinny Curry, cornerback Craig James, and wide receiver Quez Watkins. It is not yet known whether any of those players will be available for Sunday's game in Pittsburgh.

Alex Singleton replaced Edwards in the lineup on Sunday, and recorded his first career pick-six which produced the game-winning points.

Ford's absence on special teams could be eased if James is ready to play. Head Coach Doug Pederson chose James as one of the special teams captains for 2020.

The Eagles also signed linebacker Dante Olson to the practice squad. Originally a post-draft free agent signing of the Eagles, Olson was coached by Eagles safeties coach Tim Hauck's brother, Bobby. Olson accounted for nearly 400 tackles, 26 for loss, and 11.5 sacks in his decorated career. A first-team FCS All-American in 2019, Olson won the Buck Buchanan Award as the best defensive player in the FCS.

Check out the best photos featuring the defense from the win over San Francisco.

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