The Eagles fortified the depth at cornerback ahead of Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints.
• Eagles promote CB Kevon Seymour from the practice squad to the active roster
With Michael Jacquet out and Darius Slay questionable (knee) for Sunday's game against the Saints, the Eagles promoted Seymour, who was just signed to the practice squad on December 2.
A sixth-round pick of the Buffalo Bills in 2016 out of USC, the 27-year-old Seymour is 6-0, 185 pounds. Seymour played in 15 games (three starts) as a rookie (27 percent of the snaps on defense). He was traded just before the start of the 2017 season to Carolina where he played in another 15 games with a pair of starts (32 percent of the snaps on defense). He has been credited with 44 career tackles and seven pass breakups. Seymour spent the 2018 campaign on Injured Reserve.
• Eagles place G Jason Peters on Injured Reserve
Head Coach Doug Pederson announced on Friday that Peters has elected to have season-ending surgery on his toe. Nate Herbig will start Sunday at right guard. It will be the 12th different offensive line combination in 13 games for the Eagles.
Peters returned to the Eagles in July with the intention of playing right guard after Brandon Brooks suffered an Achilles tear. However, projected left tackle Andre Dillard suffered a season-ending biceps tear and the Eagles moved Peters back to the position that he manned since 2009.
Peters initially went on Injured Reserve with the toe injury following the Week 3 game against the Bengals and missed four games. He returned to the lineup at left tackle for the Cowboys game, but the injury still lingered. After right tackle Lane Johnson's season-ending ankle injury, Peters moved to right guard for the past two games. He battled through the injury, but left in the second half of Sunday's game against the Packers.
• Eagles elevate CB Jameson Houston and LB Rashad Smith from the practice squad for Sunday's game
The 5-11, 200-pound Houston is a rookie free agent out of Baylor. He signed with the Cleveland Browns following the draft and was waived in August. He quickly landed with the Carolina Panthers – and his former college coach Matt Rhule – and remained there until the final roster cutdown.
An All-Big 12 honorable mention by the coaches in 2019, Houston started all 14 games at cornerback and finished the year with 44 tackles, eight pass breakups, and one interception. The Austin, Texas native was also a state champion in the 200-meter dash in high school.
A rookie free agent out of Florida Atlantic, Smith originally signed with the Chicago Bears following the 2020 NFL Draft and was cut at the end of Training Camp. The Bears signed the 6-1, 220-pound Smith to their practice squad until he was signed to the Cowboys' active roster. He did not appear in a game before he was waived on October 26.
A three-year starter at Florida Atlantic, Smith ended his FAU career with 316 tackles, 31 tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks, seven interceptions, two forced fumbles, and six fumble recoveries. He had a pick-six in his final college game, an upset of SMU in the Boca Raton Bowl.
• LB Joe Bachie, signed off the Saints' practice squad this week, has cleared COVID protocols and is officially on the active roster
Bachie was signed by the Saints as a rookie free agent following the 2020 NFL Draft. He was waived during the final roster cutdown and returned to the practice squad where he's spent the entire season to date.
A four-year letterman and two-time team captain for the Michigan State Spartans, the 6-2, 231-pound Bachie played in 40 career games with 34 starts, recording 285 tackles, 27.5 tackles for loss, eight sacks, five interceptions, 11 passes defensed, five forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries.