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Eagles Swap Out Practice Squad Tight Ends

A couple of moves on the tight end front Tuesday.

First, the Eagles cleared Richard Rodgers to practice and designated him for return from Injured Reserve. Then, the Eagles signed former Giant Will Tye to the practice squad and released Billy Brown.

Tye was a very productive player in two seasons with New York from 2015-16 catching 90 passes for 859 yards and four touchdowns. Forty of those receptions went for first downs.

The Giants drafted Evan Engram in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft and Tye was no longer in the team's plans. He didn't move far initially as the Jets claimed him off waivers and Tye played in three games, catching four passes for 38 yards. Tye joined the Patriots' practice squad and remained there for the run to Super Bowl LII. He signed a futures deal with the Patriots in the offseason but suffered an undisclosed injury in the preseason. He was later waived with an injury settlement.

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