The Eagles made several roster moves on Tuesday. Here's the rundown.
• First, they activated the 21-day practice window for safety Will Parks, who landed on the Injured Reserve with a hamstring injury that he suffered late in Training Camp.
Projected to be a key role player on defense and special teams, the Philadelphia native signed with the Eagles in the offseason after four seasons with the Denver Broncos. In 62 career games (15 starts), Parks has 134 tackles, four interceptions, 13 pass deflections, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery.
The Eagles have several injuries in the secondary. Cornerback Avonte Maddox missed the past two games with an ankle injury. Safety Rudy Ford is on Injured Reserve with a hamstring injury. And Head Coach Doug Pederson announced on Monday that cornerback Darius Slay is in the concussion protocol.
Parks can be placed on the active roster at any point during the practice window. Defensive end Vinny Curry is also operating in the practice window. Tackle Brett Toth will need to be added to the active roster once he clears COVID testing protocols. He was claimed last week off waivers from the Arizona Cardinals and placed on the Exempt list.
• The Eagles opened two spots on the active roster by waiving defensive back Grayland Arnold and defensive end Casey Toohill.
Arnold, a rookie free agent out of Baylor, played in each of the past three games this season. The Eagles elevated Arnold from the practice squad twice before being signed to the active roster. He's been on the field for 43 snaps, all on special teams.
Toohill, a seventh-round draft pick in 2020, played 22 snaps on defense in the Week 2 game against Los Angeles. The 6-5, 254-pound rookie out of Stanford was inactive for the other four games.
• The Eagles protected two practice squad players for Week 6 – tight end Jason Croom and defensive back Elijah Riley. Philadelphia called up both players from the practice squad for last Sunday's game against the Steelers. Croom played two snaps on offense and seven on special teams in his Eagles debut, while Riley played 14 snaps on special teams in his NFL debut.