The Eagles made seven roster moves on Saturday ahead of their Week 4 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday Night Football.
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First, the Eagles placed left tackle Jason Peters (toe) and cornerback Trevor Williams (ribs) on injured reserve. In corresponding moves, the Eagles signed running back Adrian Killins, wide receiver Travis Fulgham and center Luke Juriga from the practice squad.
The team also elevated wide receiver Deontay Burnett and defensive back Grayland Arnold from the practice squad. Both players were elevated for a second consecutive week.
With Peters on injured reserve, Australian lineman Jordan Mailata is set to make his first career start on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers, according to the Inquirer’s Les Bowen. Mailata will block quarterback Carson Wentz’s blindside after playing just 20 regular-season snaps this season.
Williams’ placement on injured reserve means the Eagles will only have three natural cornerbacks active on Sunday. While Darius Slay, Cre’Von LeBlanc and Nickell Robey-Coleman will be featured in the secondary, Arnold should be able to back them up as a former college cornerback. Starting safety Jalen Mills is a former starting cornerback and could man the position if needed.
Fulgham and Burnett were always expected to be on the main roster for Sunday’s matchup. With Jalen Reagor (thumb) and Quez Watkins (undisclosed) on injured reserve, and DeSean Jackson (hamstring) and Alshon Jeffery (foot) ruled out, Fulgham and Burnett will look to fill the wide receiver void with Greg Ward and John Hightower. Last year’s second-round pick J.J. Arcega-Whiteside is listed as “doubtful” heading into Sunday, so the Eagles may only have four active wide receivers against the 49ers.
The promotions of Killins and Juriga are somewhat surprising. That said, Killins was cross-trained at wide receiver and running back throughout the summer, so he could serve as insurance at both positions in Week 4. Juriga’s promotion is practical, as backup center Nate Herbig is now the starting left guard, so the undrafted rookie could now serve as Jason Kelce’s replacement if needed.
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