The Eagles started Thursday with just two healthy wide receivers on their 53-man roster.
Now, they have three.
The team has signed wide receiver Robert Davis from their own practice squad and promoted him to the active roster, placing Alshon Jeffery on season-ending injured reserve to make room.
Here are four things to know about the Eagles’ newest receiver:
** Davis, a sixth-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, finished his time at Georgia State with 222 catches for 3,391 yards and 17 touchdowns in four seasons. He averaged 15.3 yards-per-catch.
** Davis has great size and speed, standing 6-foot-3, 210 pounds and running a 4.44 second 40-yard dash coming out of Georgia State. That 40-time was 10th at the 2017 NFL Combine, and was tied for the quickest among players standings at least 6-foot-3. He also had the best broad jump of any receiver that year. So Davis should bring a nice combination of speed, size and overall athleticism to an Eagles’ receiving core that needs both.
** Davis has history with Washington, the Eagles’ opponent this season, as he was drafted by them in 2017. He missed all of 2018 with a broken tibia and a torn LCL, and then caught one pass for them this season before being waived on Oct. 1st.
** Davis has been on the Eagles’ practice squad for close to two months, which means he has been practicing with the team and learning the offense. Considering the Eagles only have three games left, that is valuable, and should allow him to get some considerable playing time this weekend if needed.