Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Eagles may activate DT Jeff Owens

The Eagles have activated defensive tackle Jeff Owens, the rookie wrote on his Twitter account. He will likely fill in for Brodrick Bunkley.

Eagles may activate DT Jeff Owens

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The Eagles will activate rookie defensive tackle Jeff Owens, a seventh round pick who has been on the practice squad, Owens wrote on his Twitter account. There is no official word yet from the team.

Owens would add depth after the team lost starting defensive tackle Brodrick  Bunkley to an elbow injury, possibly for the year.

"Just found out that I will be playing on Sunday!!!! #ThankYouJesus!!!!!!" Owens wrote on his Twitter account.

Owens is a 6-foot-1 304 pound tackle the Eagles drafted out of Georgia. He was released at the end of training camp, but signed back to the practice squad.

The Eagles also worked out wide receiver Kelley Washington, according to a league source. Washington was one of the team's tougher cuts after being with the Eagles through most of training camp. He could provide another option as a fourth or fifth wide receiver, especially if Riley Cooper remains sidelined, and might also bolster the team's struggling kick and punt coverage.

UPDATE: As of 6:20 p.m. there was no word that the team had signed either Owens or Washington.

FOXSports.com reported that the Eagles also had defensive end Pannel Egboh in for a visit. He had a very brief preseason stint with the team but was released. The team recently cut defensive end Antwan Barnes, but still has five other ends on the active roster.

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