Eagles Make Roster Moves: Justin Evans Returns, Lecitus Smith and Noah Togiai Signed, E.J. Jenkins Released
Justin Evans Returns from Injured Reserve
The Philadelphia Eagles have announced several roster moves on Tuesday, including the opening of safety Justin Evans’ 21-day practice window. Evans, who has been on the Injured Reserve list for the past month due to a knee injury suffered in Week 5, is now eligible to return to the field this week against the Chiefs.
During the four games he played this season, Evans showcased his skills with 14 tackles, two pass deflections, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery. His return will undoubtedly strengthen the Eagles’ defense.
Lecitus Smith Joins the Practice Squad
The Eagles have signed offensive lineman Lecitus Smith to their practice squad. Smith, who was drafted by the Cardinals in the sixth round of the 2022 NFL Draft, played in 10 games during his rookie season, starting two.
After being released by the Cardinals during final roster cuts this season, Smith briefly spent time on the Texans’ practice squad. His addition to the Eagles’ practice squad provides depth and potential for future contributions to the team’s offensive line.
Noah Togiai Returns to Philadelphia
Tight end Noah Togiai is heading back to Philadelphia for his third stint with the Eagles. Initially signed as an undrafted free agent in 2020, Togiai was waived during final roster cuts but rejoined the team in 2021.
While Togiai has also spent time with the Colts, Cardinals, and Raiders, his familiarity with the Eagles’ system and previous experience on the practice squad and active roster make him a valuable addition. Togiai has played in seven NFL games and will provide depth at the tight end position.
E.J. Jenkins Released from Practice Squad
The Eagles have made the decision to release tight end E.J. Jenkins from their practice squad. Jenkins, who was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Jets in 2023, had a solid preseason performance but was waived on August 29.
During his final college season at Georgia Tech, Jenkins showcased his abilities with 17 catches for 316 yards and three touchdowns. Although his time with the Eagles’ practice squad has come to an end, Jenkins has demonstrated potential and may find opportunities elsewhere in the future.