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Eagles sign UDFA Johnny Gibson after tryout pays off

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Eagles sign UDFA Johnny Gibson after tryout pays off

The Eagles must have liked what they saw from offensive guard Johnny Gibson at rookie camp this past weekend. 

Gibson, a guard from Arkansas, was at last weekend’s three-day rookie minicamp as a tryout player, but now he’s made the team. 

The Eagles on Tuesday morning signed Gibson to their 90-man roster, waiving wide receiver Dorren Miller to make room. 

Gibson (6-4, 319) didn’t go drafted and wasn’t even a priority undrafted signing, but this isn’t anything new to Gibson. He arrived to Arkansas as a walk-on player before eventually earning a scholarship in 2016. 

Gibson is the fourth undrafted guard the Eagles have signed, joining Ryan Bates, Sua Opeta, Nate Herbig. 

Just after the draft, it seemed like there would be great opportunity for one of those guards to make the roster. But on Monday, Stefen Wisniewski signed a one-year contract to come back to Philly. There’s still opportunity for these four undrafted guards, but perhaps a little less. 

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Eagle Eye podcast: Which coaches are on the hot seat?

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Eagle Eye podcast: Which coaches are on the hot seat?

On the latest Eagle Eye podcast presented by Nissan, Reuben Frank and Dave Zangaro react to Doug Pederson’s comments about coaching staff accountability and go through his roster of coaches. 

Kamu Grugier-Hill has a concussion. Mack Hollins is gone. Jordan Howard still isn’t cleared for contact and the team hasn’t been the same without him.

And the Eagles do have a game this week! 

• Marken Michel is back and Dave is happy 
• Kamu Grugier-Hill has a concussion 
• Doug says he’ll hold coaches accountable 
• Which coaches might not be back?
• Mack Hollins gets cut 
• A lot of big contributors have gotten cut
• Eagles really miss Jordan Howard 
• Miles Sanders and Saquon Barkley 
• At least one more game vs. Eli 

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Eagles starting LB Kamu Grugier-Hill pops up on injury report with a concussion

Eagles starting LB Kamu Grugier-Hill pops up on injury report with a concussion

Eagles linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill missed practice on Thursday with a concussion, which means he could possibly miss Monday night’s game against the Giants.

Grugier-Hill played 42 snaps against the Dolphins and even spoke to reporters on Wednesday. But on Thursday, he reported concussion-like symptoms and was placed in the NFL's concussion protocol.

On the first play from scrimmage against the Dolphins, Grugier-Hill collided hard with DeVante Parker, but was able to return to the game after the collision. It's unclear whether or not this was the play where he suffered the concussion, but it's very possible.

If Grugier-Hill can’t play on Monday, the Eagles’ top linebackers would be Nigel Bradham, Nate Gerry and T.J. Edwards, who would likely see an expanded role.

In addition to Grugier-Hill, Nelson Agholor (knee) and Derek Barnett (ankle) also missed Thursday’s practice.

Agholor was limited last week during practice with his knee injury but was able to play. Barnett hurt his ankle during the Dolphins game but was able to return to the game and play 50 snaps.

Jordan Howard (shoulder) was limited on Thursday, as he has been for weeks, and still hasn’t been cleared for contact. He can’t play until that happens. On Thursday morning, head coach Doug Pederson said he doesn’t think it’s an injury that will end Howard’s season, but there’s just four games left.

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