Eagles coach Doug Pederson told reporters that cornerback Aaron Grymes will be signed to the 53-man roster (Twitter link via Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer). He will be active on Sunday against the Falcons.
A couple of days ago, Pederson indicated that Grymes and wide receiver Paul Turner were in play to be promoted to the 53-man roster to fill their final spot. Ultimately, Eagles coaches decided that they needed the extra cushion in the secondary rather than at WR. The addition of Grymes gives the Eagles three reserve cornerbacks behind starters Nolan Carroll and Leodis McKelvin. McKelvin has been dealing with a hamstring issue as of late and Grymes’ promotion might not be a great sign for his Sunday status.
Meanwhile, the team will continue with four receivers on the 53-man: Jordan Matthews, Nelson Agholor, Dorial Green-Beckham, and Bryce Treggs. The Eagles toyed with the idea of adding a receiver to replace Josh Huff following his release, but they instead have decided to activate Treggs on gameday and use running back Wendell Smallwood as their return man.
Grymes, a former CFL standout, has been on the Eagles’ practice squad since late October. The 25-year-old is hoping to see his first taste of NFL regular season action this weekend.
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