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Eagles practice squad tracker: Filling out the 16-man squad

Eagles practice squad tracker: Filling out the 16-man squad originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia

The Eagles made a bunch of moves before Tuesday’s deadline to come up with their initial 53-man roster.

Now it’s time to figure out the practice squad.

Practice squads in 2022 can hold 16 players. We’ll be tracking all the additions here:

WR Devon Allen: The Eagles are bringing back their Olympic hurdler. Allen got off to a shaky start in training camp but that’s probably to be expected for a 27-year-old guy who hadn’t played football in 6 years. By the end of the summer, he started making some plays, especially in the preseason. He caught a 55-yard touchdown pass against the Browns and showed off ability as a gunner in Miami. With world-class speed, Allen is worth keeping around. (Via NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo)

C Cameron Tom: The 27-year-old center is 6-foot-4, 300 pounds. He can act as the Eagles’ third center while on the practice squad. Tom has played in 13 career games with 1 start in his career with the Saints and Dolphins. (Via ProFootballNetwork’s Aaron Wilson.)

CB Mario Goodrich: The UDFA from Clemson didn’t make the roster, while fellow UDFA cornerback Josh Jobe did. But Goodrich had some good moments in training camp and the Eagles liked him enough to give him $217,000 guaranteed in his initial contract. (Via NFL Network’s Garafolo.)

*DE Matt Leo: The 30-year-old former Australian plumber came to the Eagles from the NFL’s International Player Pathway program and still gets a practice squad exemption. So the Eagles really get to keep 17 players on their practice squad. Howie Roseman casually mentioned that Leo would be their 70th player (53+16+1) just after final cuts.

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