4:40pm: The Eagles have officially announced the pair of roster moves.
4:19pm: The Eagles will officially place linebacker DeMeco Ryans on season-ending injured reserve after the team’s defensive leader tore his Achilles tendon during Sunday’s game against the Texans, GM Howie Roseman confirmed today. With the empty spot on the active roster vacated by Ryans, the team will sign former Jaguars safety Chris Prosinski, according to Roseman (Twitter links).
Prosinski, 27, spent the first three seasons of his NFL career with the Jaguars, starting nine of the 45 contests he played for the team between 2011 and 2013. He saw his role reduced this season, however, and has been shuffled on and off the roster during the season’s first two months. The former fourth-round pick worked out for the Eagles last week, and the team apparently liked what it saw during that audition.
While Ryans will land on injured reserve, an MRI on the Eagles’ other notable injured player from this weekend, Nick Foles, revealed that the quarterback won’t require surgery — he’ll remain on the active roster and is expected to be sidelined for six to eight weeks.