Thursday, December 25, 2014

Peters/Patterson still eligible to return this season

The Eagles officially announced the following moves today in order to get to the league-mandated 75-man roster before a 4 p.m. deadline:

Peters/Patterson still eligible to return this season

Eagles tackle Jason Peters was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list Monday. (Yong Kim/Staff File Photo)
Eagles tackle Jason Peters was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list Monday. (Yong Kim/Staff File Photo)

The Eagles officially announced the following moves today in order to get to the league-mandated 75-man roster before a 4 p.m. deadline:

-- Tackle Jason Peters (Achilles tendon) was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list.
-- Defensive tackle Mike Patterson (brain surgery) was placed on the reserve/non-football illness list.
-- Guard Mike Gibson was placed on the Injured Reserve list with a minor injury (hip flexor).
-- Wide receiver Jamel Hamler was released.

Peters and Patterson are eligible to return to practice with the team anytime between weeks six and nine of the regular season, the Eagles said.

Peters ruptured his Achilles tendon in March and then re-injured the Achilles a month later when a crutch-scooter that he was riding broke. Andy Reid said early in training camp that Peters was unlikely to return at any time during the regular season.

More coverage
 
POLL: Will Nick Foles be an Eagle next season?
 
McLane: Eagles face plenty of quetions in offseason
 
Bowen: Eagles left searching for answers
 
VOTE: Is honeymoon over for Chip Kelly?
 
Stats It: Inside Eagles-Giants
 
VOTE: Who's to blame for the Eagles' defensive collapse?
 
Eagles report card: Submit your grades
 
WIN: Make picks in our weekly pro football contest
 
DOWNLOAD: Philly Pro Football app
 
FORUMS: Where do the Eagles need to improve the most?
 
Latest NFL odds
 
Buy Eagles jerseys and other gear
Who should be the Eagles' third-string quarterback?
Mike Kafka
 
  336 (18.3%)
Trent Edwards
 
  912 (49.8%)
Nick Foles
 
  290 (15.8%)
Donovan McNabb
 
  261 (14.2%)
Vince Young
 
  50 (2.7%)
Total votes = 1833

Reid said Sunday that Patterson, who had brain surgery in January, could be out for the season. Patterson said recently that he still hoped to play this year.

The Eagles have until 9 p.m. Friday to get their roster down to 53 -- the maximum number for the regular season.

About this blog
Birds' Eye View is the Inquirer's blog covering all things Philadelphia Eagles and the NFL.

Jeff McLane Inquirer Staff Writer
Zach Berman Inquirer Staff Writer
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
Stay Connected