Eagles protect 4 more practice squad players going into Week 2


Each week this season, the Eagles will be allowed to protect four of their 16 practice squad players.

Here’s a look at their protected players in Week 2:

  • WR Deontay Burnett
  • DT T.Y. McGill
  • DE Joe Ostman
  • CB Trevor Williams

Three of those are repeats from last week and the other got a chance to play in the Week 1 game in Washington.

Of that group, Ostman, Williams and McGill all have a chance to possibly play against the Rams. McGill played last weekend and had a good game. Meanwhile, the Eagles don’t have great numbers right now at defensive end or cornerback so Ostman and Williams need to be ready.

As a reminder, here’s who was protected last week.

Week 1: WR Deontay Burnett, OG Sua Opeta, DE Joe Ostman, CB Trevor Williams

The Eagles this year also have the ability to promote two practice squad players weekly to create a 55-man roster. These players are basically given safe passage to and from the practice squad without subjecting them to waivers. They can use this rule just twice per player.

Last week, they activated Opeta and McGill, who were both active against Washington. McGill played well but Opeta did not get in the game.