Friday, February 12, 2016

Eagles make roster move

The Eagles added tight end Martin Rucker from the practice squad to the 53-man roster and released running back P.J. Hill.

Eagles make roster move


The Eagles added tight end Martin Rucker from the practice squad to the 53-man roster and released running back P.J. Hill.

Releasing Hill, a running back, would suggest that the Eagles are confident that Brian Westbrook will return this week to face San Francisco. Hill was not active during his time with the Eagles, as the third running back behind LeSean McCoy and Eldra Buckley. 

Rucker has been on the practice squad since Sept. 24, signing with the Eagles two days after he was waived by the Browns. Rucker was a fourth-round pick in 2008 and caught two passes for 17 yards in five games as a rookie.

It is unclear if Rucker's promotion is because of concern over Brent Celek's back injury. Coach Andy Reid indicated Monday that Celek was "tender" and that it would be a "day-to-day" situation.

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An NFL spokesman said fines are likely but suspensions are not, for the scrum that broke out after Eli Manning's fumble near the end of regulation Sunday. If suspensions are issued, the teams would find out about them today; fines are usually not divulged until later in the week.

Chris Clemons seemed to shove the Giants' David Diehl unneccessarily, but not really illegally, as Joselio Hanson was being tackled nearby after he recovered the fumble. Diehl then really went after Clemons, and other players joined in, including the Eagles' Will Witherspoon and the Giants' Rich Seubert. Shaun O'Hara went after Clemons, leading to Trent Cole's involvement. Cole threw two punches at Shaun O'Hara, leading to Cole's ejection for the final eight seconds of the game.

The offsetting personal fouls seemed to be a pretty good hashing out of what happened.

Eagles coach Andy Reid was asked Monday about the overall "chippiness" of the game.

"You just have to be smart with it," Reid said. "You have to play within the rules and regulations. There’s a little bit of that that happens between our two teams here.”


San Francisco will come to the Linc next Sunday on a high after a 24-9 win over Arizona last night. The Niners forced seven turnovers, including five in the first half. (Click here for more)

"I can't really express to you how proud I am of our team," coach Mike Singletary told reporters afterward. "Our guys responded ... at a time many teams would have quit. Having a division opponent coming in that's very hot and you play very well, I'm excited about our guys. We're going to enjoy this victory tonight and tomorrow focus on Philly. We know that's going to be a fight."


For Domo's Second Take on Eagles-Giants, click here.

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