Doug Pederson: Paul Turner Could Fill Final Roster Spot
Almost one week after cutting Josh Huff because of the wide receiver’s arrest and potential legal trouble ahead, the Eagles still haven’t filled the available spot on their 53-man roster.
Both Howie Roseman and Doug Pederson said last week the team would sign someone before their game against the Giants, but they never did. According to Pederson, while the Birds are considering a couple of players on their practice squad, they aren’t in any rush to make a move.
“We got some guys we’re evaluating on our practice squad — Paul Turner, Aaron Grymes,” Pederson said. “We don’t have to make a move right now. There’s no hurry. … I don’t know (we’ll sign either one), but we’re looking at those guys right now.”
As for injuries, Pederson noted that Allen Barbre (hamstring), Terrence Brooks (hamstring), Brent Celek (rib) and Kamu Grugier-Hill (hamstring) will not practice. While Barbre and Brooks appear unlikely to play against the Falcons on Sunday, Pederson expects Celek to be available.
Pederson also didn’t mention Bennie Logan when listing the injured players, implying the defensive tackle — who has missed the last three games with a groin injury — will be good to go this week.