Updated 1:05 p.m.

With a couple injuries to their running backs, the Eagles are promoting rookie Josh Adams to their 53-man roster from their practice squad, the team announced Tuesday.

To make room for the rookie, the team waived receiver DeAndre Carter.

Adams, 21, missed some time this preseason with an injury of his own but had 23 rushing attempts for 90 yards and was impressive enough to warrant consideration for the 53-man roster out of the summer. The talented rookie running back from Notre Dame has been on the practice squad for the first two weeks of the season. 

Darren Sproles missed Week 2 with a hamstring injury and then Jay Ajayi got hit in his lower back during the game. On Sunday night, Ajayi was frustrated and in some pain because of the injury as he went to see the trainer. 

Even though Ajayi toughed it out and returned to the game, the Eagles were left with just Corey Clement and Wendell Smallwood as their completely healthy running back options for this coming week in practice. 

Even after Mike Wallace went down in Sunday's loss to the Bucs, Carter played just 19 snaps and had zero catches.

By waiving Carter, the Eagles have just Nelson Agholor, Shelton Gibson and Kamar Aiken at the wide receiver position.


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