The Philadelphia Eagles officially announced some practice squad changes on Wednesday morning. Here is an overview:
- WR Auden Tate and TE Dalton Keene were signed to the practice squad.
- QB Reed Sinnett and RB La’Mical Perine were released from the practice squad.
Let’s sort this news out on a player-by-player basis.
Word of Tate’s signature first broke on Tuesday evening. Jordan Schultz basically had the scoop:
Tate is a relatively interesting addition to the practice squad. He is young enough to believe that he still offers some level up. He boasts the 95th percentile height (6’4⅞””), 95th percentile weight (228 pounds) and 92nd percentile arm length (33¾”) for his position. He clocked in for 61 receptions, 799 yards (13.1 average). Brings NFL experience to the table with 118 career goals, and two touchdowns in 35 games played (12 starts).
Tate spent four seasons at Cincinnati after the Bengals selected him with a seventh-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. He left Cinci to sign with the Falcons earlier this year but Atlanta cut him to reduce their roster to 80 players. He entered a reception for only seven yards in the preseason.
Tate isn’t likely to have a lot of money in Philly, but there are worse ways to spend a practice squad spot. He is the fourth receiver on PS along with Dion Cain, Brit Covey and Devon Allen.
Keane was a third-round pick (101 in total) by the New England Patriots in the 2020 NFL Draft. The Pats liked him enough to trade it for him.
Injury issues have limited Keane, who turned 23 in April, to just three career receptions for 16 yards. Despite such limited production, the Eagles seem to have their own upward interest.
Here is his pre-draft scouting report from NFL.com:
The versatility of the Swiss Army Knife performs in-line as a wingback, from the slot, as a fullback, and even as a personal defender in pass protection. He is lean but well defined and both his pace of play and competitiveness are a plus. He will struggle against NFL power at the point of attack, but his ability to block in space and catch the football makes him naturally suited for the H-back role, where teams can align him around the formation as needed. Even though he is surprisingly inexperienced in that area, he should still fit into the main special teams role. He has the characteristics of a league game and the mental makeup of the goal of the third day.
Sounds like an interesting player to be around.
The Senate was QB4 with the Eagles claiming to have Ian Book on the roster as QB3. It was worth spending.
News of the Eagles adding Perrin to their practice squad came before news that he claimed to have exempted the Trey Sermon from the San Francisco 49ers. Perrin was expendable as running fifth best. The Eagles still have Kennedy Brooks on the practice team behind Miles Sanders, Boston Scott, Kenneth Gainwell and Sermon on the roster.
Eagles Practice Squad
WR Auden Tate
te dalton keene
CB Mac McCain
LB Davian Taylor
WR Devon Allen
g/t kayod avosica
RB Kennedy Brooks
WR Dion Can
S Andre Chachere
OT L’Raven Clark
WR Britain Covey
LB Christian Ellis
CB Mario Goodrich
c Cameron Tom
DT Marvin Wilson
Dee Matt Leo (Exempt)