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Eagles sign DE Tarron Jackson to the practice squad

Roster Moves
Roster Moves

The Eagles signed defensive end Tarron Jackson to the practice squad on Saturday. To make room, they released kicker Cameron Dicker from the practice squad.

Jackson was released on Wednesday when the Eagles agreed to acquire Pro Bowl defensive end Robert Quinn from the Chicago Bears.

A second-year player out of Coastal Carolina, Jackson posted 17 tackles, 10 QB hits and pressures, one sack, and one forced fumble in his rookie season. He played 22 percent of the snaps on defense.

This season, Jackson has been active in four games, playing a total of 27 snaps on defense.

Nicknamed Dicker the Kicker, the rookie out of Texas had quite a debut when he was called up from the practice squad to sub for an injured Jake Elliott in the victory over Arizona. Dicker connected on all four of his kicks (field goals and extra points) and scored eight total points, including the game-winning 23-yarder with 1:48 remaining in the fourth quarter.

For his efforts, Dicker the Kicker was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week. Dicker is the first kicker in Eagles history to produce a game-winning field goal in the final two minutes of either the fourth quarter or overtime in an NFL debut.

The Eagles did not elevate anyone from the practice squad for Sunday's game against the Steelers.

Pittsburgh meanwhile downgraded two players – kicker Chris Boswell and cornerback Josh Jackson – to out due to injury. The Steelers also did not activate linebacker T.J. Watt from Injured Reserve, so he is not eligible to play against the Eagles.

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