Tight end Alex Ellis makes 53.
The Eagles promoted Ellis from the practice squad to fill the vacant spot on the 53-player active roster Friday afternoon.
Signed by the Eagles during Training Camp, the Delmar, Delaware native had three catches for 28 yards and a touchdown in the preseason. Ellis spent the 2018 season with the Kansas City Chiefs where he appeared in two games. Philadelphia is the fifth team that the 6-4, 236-pound tight end has been a part of since entering the league as a rookie free agent with the Titans in 2016. A native of Delmar, Delaware, Ellis' most extensive playing time came in 2016 with Jacksonville where he caught three passes in six games.
The Eagles have three tight ends on the active roster as Ellis joins Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert.