The Philadelphia Eagles signed wide receiver Greg Salas off of the New England Patriots practice squad just a couple of weeks ago, and that move has since haunted the Pats due to the injury to Julian Edelman on Sunday. The Pats replenished the depth at the position by re-signing veteran Donte’ Stallworth to be the No. 3 receiver, but the loss of Salas hurt because they invested draft picks in him in the offseason in a trade.
However, the Eagles weren’t done with poaching players off of the Patriots practice squad. The tackle position has been a nightmarish one for the Eagles, and they need depth at the position. Not only is Salas now a member of the Eagles 53-man roster, but they have also added Matt Kopa. The offensive tackle has been with the Pats for the past two seasons and while it isn’t a big loss by any means, it always hurts to lose depth on the practice squad.
The Patriots already lost a significant member of the practice squad to an NFC East team this past week when the Dallas Cowboys lured cornerback Sterling Moore to their 53-man roster. The AFC Championship game hero was demoted to the practice squad just before the trade to acquire Aqib Talib, and the Cowboys greatly benefited from adding him. Their depth at corner has been cut due to injuries, and it wasn’t even quality depth anyway.
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