The 53-man roster deadline is coming at the end of the week, but defensive end Steven Means won’t have to sweat it out. Means has inked a one-year extension with the Eagles that will keep under contract through the 2018 season.
Means came to Philly in December 2015 when he was signed off of Houston’s practice squad. He made his on-field debut for the Eagles in 2016, tallying three tackles and one sack in eight games.
After a strong offseason, Means could be seeing an increased role, though he’ll likely spend the bulk of his time on special teams. The latest roster projection from Roster Resource has Means as the No. 5 defensive end behind starters Derek Barnett and Brandon Graham and supporters Chris Long and Vinny Curry.