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Roster moves: Eagles activate CB Cre'Von LeBlanc, promote TE Joshua Perkins from the practice squad

The Eagles made a series of roster moves on Saturday morning in advance of the team's trip to Miami to face the Dolphins.

Cornerback Cre'Von LeBlanc was activated from Injured Reserve to the 53-man roster. LeBlanc suffered a foot injury on the first day of Training Camp in July. Since the Week 7 game in Dallas, the Eagles have welcomed the return of Ronald Darby, Avonte Maddox, Jalen Mills, and now LeBlanc to the secondary. No quarterback has thrown for more than 225 yards against the Eagles, a five-game span. In addition, the Eagles have allowed 17 or fewer points in four consecutive games.

LeBlanc was claimed off waivers by the Eagles from Detroit in Week 10 of last season. He was immediately thrust into a key role as the team's nickel cornerback. In eight regular-season games (four starts), LeBlanc totaled 32 tackles, one for loss, and five pass breakups in 351 snaps. In the playoffs, LeBlanc added 11 tackles and an interception of quarterback Drew Brees in the NFC Divisional Round matchup on the Saints' first play from scrimmage. He was rewarded for his stellar play down the stretch with a one-year contract extension in September through 2020.

The Eagles also promoted tight end Joshua Perkins from the practice squad to the active roster. Since there was already one open spot, the Eagles only had to make one corresponding roster move. To make room, the Eagles waived rookie defensive tackle Albert Huggins.

Perkins provides insurance as tight end Zach Ertz is questionable for Sunday's game with a hamstring injury. Ertz practiced in a limited fashion on Friday. Dallas Goedert was the only other tight end on the roster prior to Perkins' promotion. The Eagles' most popular lineup on offense this season is a 12 personnel package featuring both Ertz and Goedert. Perkins played nine games with one start for the Eagles last season. He had a career-high four catches for 57 yards in a Week 2 matchup with Tampa Bay in 2018.

Waiving Huggins gives the Eagles three defensive tackles in Fletcher Cox, Tim Jernigan, and Anthony Rush. The Eagles rotate defensive ends Vinny Curry and Brandon Graham inside. The Dolphins rank 32nd in the league in both rushing yards per game (63.2) and yards per carry (3.1).

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