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Eagles welcome back WR Shelton Gibson

The Eagles brought back a familiar face for the playoff run.

The team signed wide receiver Shelton Gibson on Wednesday morning. To make room on the active roster, the Eagles placed Pro Bowl guard Brandon Brooks on Injured Reserve.

A former fifth-round pick of the Eagles in 2017 out of West Virginia, Gibson caught three passes for 59 yards in 25 regular- and postseason games over his first two seasons, playing primarily on special teams.

The 5-11, 191-pound Gibson is a vertical threat, as his only catch in 2018 was a 48-yard reception against Minnesota. Gibson was with the Eagles in this year's Training Camp. He joined Cleveland's practice squad after he was released and spent the entire season with the Browns.

Brooks injured his shoulder on an extra point attempt in Sunday's win over the Giants. Head coach Doug Pederson said on Monday that the injury would require surgery. Brooks was arguably the most dominant guard in all of football this season as he earned his third Pro Bowl selection. Pro Football Focus named Brooks to its All-Pro team.

The Eagles also made a practice squad move, signing tackle Dieugot Joseph and releasing linebacker Deshaun Davis. A rookie free agent signing of the Bears in 2017 out of Florida International, Joseph was with the Atlanta Falcons this past preseason. The 6-6 Joseph has also spent time with the Ravens, Vikings, and Jets. He spent time on the Ravens' active roster in 2017.

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