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Eagles send linebacker to IR, promote DT from practice squad

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The Eagles on Wednesday afternoon made a roster swap, sending linebacker Davion Taylor to IR and replaced him by promoting defensive tackle Raequan Williams from the practice squad.

Taylor, 22, suffered a knee injury during Sunday’s loss in Green Bay that head coach Doug Pederson implied was a serious one.

This likely ends the season for the third-round pick out of Colorado. With four games left, there’s a hypothetical chance he could return for the season finale, but that doesn’t look likely.

We always knew Taylor would be more of a long-term project and that proved true in 2020. He didn’t play high school football so he has limited game experience that he has to overcome. If his season truly is over, Taylor finished with a total of 32 defensive snaps. A couple weeks ago, he played 18 snaps against the Browns to match personnel groupings. In total, Taylor had 10 tackles in 12 games and had one start.

While Taylor didn’t do much on defense this season, he did log 177 snaps on special teams (57%) and seemed to impress special teams coordinator Dave Fipp, who said he thinks Taylor has a bright future.

To fill his spot on the active roster, the Eagles have promoted Williams, an undrafted defensive tackle from Michigan State. Williams, 23, had already been elevated twice this season from the practice squad, so in order to keep playing Williams, the Eagles had to add him to the 53-man roster.

In his two games this season, Williams has played 38 snaps. In the game in Green Bay, he played 22 snaps and had three tackles.

 

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