One of the more respected Eagles’ players is back.
Veteran receiver Greg Ward was signed to the team’s practice squad on Monday.
Ward was part of the team’s receiving corps from 2019 through 2021 and his attempt at making the 53 again was derailed this summer by a toe injury that sent the University of Houston product to injured reserve on Aug. 30.
Because it was a multi-week but not a season-ending injury, the Eagles worked out an injury settlement with Ward.
Once the settlement period ended, which also included additional weeks on top of the length of the projected injury period, the Eagles were permitted to bring Ward back and did exactly that.
The two-time All-AAC quarterback with the Cougars developed into a competent slot receiver in the Doug Pederson era, topping out with 53 receptions and six touchdowns in 2020.
He re-joins a WR room led by stars A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith as well as Quez Watkins, Zach Pascal, and undrafted rookie Britain Covey, who is also the team’s main kick and punt returner.
In the past, Ward has been a secure punt returner but lacked explosiveness, which has been the knock on Covey as well.
Ward is the fourth WR on the practice squad joining Deon Cain, Auden Tate, and former Olympic hurdler Devon Allen.