The Eagles will promote fullback/tight end Emil Igwenagu from the practice squad to the active roster, according to two sources. The Eagles must make a corresponding move on the 53-man roster to open up a spot. They need Igwenagu because Brent Celek has been ruled out for Thursday's game, leaving Clay Harbor as the lone tight end on the roster.
Igwenagu played both fullback and tight end during training camp and the preseason. He filled in for Celek when Celek suffered an injury in camp. Igwenagu is 6-foot-2 and 245 pounds and is in his first season out of UMass.
Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said Tuesday that he was close to taking a job as the Eagles' defensive coordinator 14 years ago when Andy Reid became Eagles head coach. Lewis met with Reid on the day Reid was hired and was impressed by the vision of Reid and Jeffrey Lurie.
He decided to stay in Baltimore because he did not want to move his family. Lewis eventually became the Redskins defensive coordinator before he was hired as the Bengals head coach.