Even after the win, the Eagles continue to reshape the roster. On Monday afternoon, the team waived rookie running back Adrian Killins. Signed off the practice squad on Saturday ahead of the game, Killins had one carry and one catch in eight snaps.
The Eagles were down four wide receivers and a tight end on Sunday night, so the addition of Killins made sense as he showcased some running back/receiver versatility in Training Camp.
A rookie free agent out of Central Florida, the 5-8, 177-pound Killins gained 2,459 yards on the ground, accounted for 864 receiving yards, and scored 34 total touchdowns. He earned either first- or second-team All-AAC honors in each of the past three seasons.
Not good news for the defense, special teams units
Linebacker T.J. Edwards and safety Rudy Ford exited Sunday's win over the 49ers due to hamstring injuries. Both players "are going to miss some time," according to Head Coach Doug Pederson.
Edwards has grown into an expanded role on defense in his second NFL season, while still looming large on special teams. Ford has made several plays on special teams already this season.
Alex Singleton replaced Edwards in the lineup and returned a Nick Mullens pass 30 yards for his first career NFL touchdown to provide the game-winning points in the fourth quarter.
Good news is that there was no issue with running back Miles Sanders, who did not have a touch in the final eight and a half minutes of the game. Pederson said that there were end-of-game packages designed for Corey Clement.
Also, tackle Lane Johnson needed extra time to warm up his ankle, which caused him to miss time in the first half. Johnson will not be 100 percent at any point this season due to the injury that required surgery as Pederson acknowledged that it'll be an ongoing process.