The Eagles announced that they have promoted C.J. Smith to the 53-man roster. In a related move, tight end Anthony Denham was signed to the practice squad.
By signing Smith, the Eagles once again have five cornerbacks on the roster. Nolan Carroll and Leodis McKelvin are Philly’s starters with Ron Brooks and Jalen Mills as backups. Smith will round out the group and presumably also pitch in on special teams.
The North Dakota State product joined the Eagles this year as a UDFA. Smith was nearly called up to the main roster last month when McKelvin went down with a hamstring strain. The team went in a different direction, but the young cornerback is getting his shot four weeks later.
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