The Eagles have announced a roster change before of their game against the Chiefs.
The Philadelphia Eagles have made one roster change in advance of their Week 11 road game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
It should be noted that practice squad players can be temporarily promoted to the roster up to three times per season before being subjected to waivers. VanSumeren has received his second promotion.
For the second game in a row, the Eagles are boosting BVS.
His presence benefits the Eagles in two ways:
BVS provides assistance to special teams. In his NFL debut in Week 9, the undrafted rookie free agent played 10 ST snaps (42%).
BVS gives off-ball linebacker depth in an emergency. The Eagles only had three healthy players at his position when Nakobe Dean was placed on injured reserve: Zach Cunningham, Nicholas Morrow, and Christian Elliss. The Eagles will hope not to have to use BVS on defense, but he is available if necessary.
GOEDERT FROM DALLAS
It is important to note that Goedert was NOT placed on injured reserve prior to the Eagles-Chiefs game.
If that were the case, the team’s top tight end would have been forced to miss at least the next four games:
Kansas City Chiefs, Week 11
Week 12 against the Buffalo Bills
Week 13 versus the San Francisco 49ers
Dallas Cowboys, Week 14
By keeping Goedert on the active roster, the Eagles are indicating that they believe he will be able to return from his fractured forearm in Week 14 (if not sooner).
As a result, Goedert’s avoidance of IR promotes development. The sooner the Eagles can get him healthy again, the better.