As usual, Eagles look to Bills for help: safety Trae Elston claimed

Safety Trae Elston.

When safety Corey Graham couldn’t practice Wednesday, with safety Rodney McLeod and corner/safety Jaylen Watkins already injured, on a team that lost starting corner Ronald Darby in Week 1, it seemed inevitable that a roster move for a defensive back was pending.

Sure enough, the Eagles announced Wednesday afternoon that they had gone to their favorite source of defensive help — the Buffalo Bills — claiming safety Trae Elston off waivers.

Elston, 24, who played at Ole Miss, was active for the Bills’ first two games, playing on special teams.


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Graham, Watkins and McLeod all suffered hamstring injuries in Sunday’s 27-20 loss to Kansas City. Watkins and McLeod seem unlikely to play this week; Graham, who has a 159-game ironman streak, said he is taking it day-by-day. Darby suffered an ankle dislocation in the opener that will sideline him another month or so.