Eagles To Sign Aaron Grymes To 53-Man Roster

Plus: One starter will be out for the Falcons game on Sunday.

Aaron Grymes. (Jeff Fusco)

Aaron Grymes. (Jeff Fusco)

The Eagles will sign cornerback Aaron Grymes to the 53-man roster to fill the available spot created by Josh Huff‘s release, Doug Pederson announced Friday morning. Grymes, who impressed the Eagles during training camp but was waived because of a shoulder injury, was added to the practice squad two weeks ago.

“He came back extremely healthy and in shape, and it was good to see,” Pederson said. “The way he jumped in on all the special teams reps that he was getting, the (scout) teams reps defensively against our offense and the way he was moving — he’s a smart kid and he really picked up where he left off there in training camp. Very comfortable in making this decision.”

Pederson added that Grymes would’ve at least made the practice squad and possibly the 53-man roster at the beginning of the season if not for his injury. Pederson also noted the decision to activate Grymes for the game on Sunday is partially to replace the lost special teams play of Terrence Brooks (hamstring), who will not play against the Falcons.

Allen Barbre (hamstring) will be out against Atlanta, too, while Kamu Grugier-Hill (hamstring) will be doubtful. Brent Celek (rib), Taylor Hart (ankle), Bennie Logan (groin) and Leodis McKelvin (hamstring) will be listed as questionable on the injury report, but both Celek and Logan are expected to play.

If McKelvin is unavailable this week, Jalen Mills will start at outside corner opposite of Nolan Carroll. McKelvin was only a limited particiant on Thursday, which Pederson described as “a little bit” of a setback. Brandon Brooks, meanwhile, was sent home Friday morning due to an illness, but he’s expected to be okay for the game.