Eagles Bring Back Two Familiar Faces

The Eagles made a few roster moves.

Photo by Jeff Fusco

Photo by Jeff Fusco

The Philadelphia Eagles announced a few roster moves on Monday evening.

The Birds placed Ron Brooks on the season-ending injured reserve list. Doug Pederson confirmed Brooks suffered a ruptured quadriceps tendon during the Eagles’ win over the Vikings on Sunday.

A familiar face is taking Brooks’ spot on the 53-man roster. The Eagles claimed Taylor Hart off waivers after the 49ers cut him on Saturday. Hart was originally drafted by the Eagles in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He had a solid preseason for the Eagles this year and actually made the original 53-man roster before he was cut shortly after.

The addition of Hart might not bode well for Bennie Logan. The Eagles’ starting defensive tackle suffered a groin injury in Week 6 and missed the Eagles-Vikings game. One report indicates Logan will miss the Eagles-Cowboys game this week and this roster move could support that notion. For what it’s worth, Pederson said Logan “is getting better” on Monday morning.

Hart isn’t the only familiar face returning to Philadelphia. In order to add more cornerback depth due to the loss of Brooks, the Eagles signed Aaron Grymes to their practice squad. Offensive guard Matt Rotheram was cut in order to make room for the returning Grymes.

Grymes signed with Philadelphia in February after playing three seasons in the Canadian Football League. Grymes had a nice summer for the Birds. Some thought he had a good chance to make the final roster. Grymes stood out during training camp practices and he came up with an impressive interception during the Eagles’ second preseason game.

Unfortunately for Grymes, he suffered a shoulder injury while coming down with the ball on that play. He didn’t play again before the Eagles waived him in late August. Now healthy, Grymes is back with the Birds.