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Eagles DT Jeff Owens

Eagles DT Jeff Owens

By Justin Adkins:

The Eagles have placed injured saftety Nate Allen on Injured Reserve, officially ending the rookie’s season.  Allen ruptured the patellar tendon in his knee Sunday against the Giants.

The Eagles also announced that Allen had successful surgery today, which is great news.  He’s expected to return to full speed by Training Camp next year.

The Eagles also made some personnel moves, promoting rookie defensive tackle Jeff Owens and saftety Jamar Wall from the practice squad to the active roster.

Owens was a seventh-round pick out of Georgia who has spent all season on the practice squad.  His recall now doesn’t bode well for DT Mike Patterson’s knee injury suffered against the Giants.

Fellow rookie Wall was a sixth-round pick of the Cowboys, but didn’t make their team out of camp.  He was then signed by the Houston Texans, where he played in the opening game of the season, recording one special teams tackle.  He lasted there another few weeks, when he was then cut and subsequently claimed by the Eagles.

The team also released tight end Garrett Mills from the active roster.  Rookie tight end Clay Harbor has been seeing more and more playing time, so apparently Mills was expendable.  Since the Eagles are only carrying two tight ends — veteran Brent Celek along with Harbor — it’s likely Mills will be added to the practice squad as insurance.

One player who is definitely joining the practice squad is Jamar Adams, who was just re-signed; Adams spent a week there with the Eagles back in September.  Originally signed as a rookie free agent in 2008 by the Seattle Seahawks, Adams has mostly resided on their practice squad since, though he’s occasionally seen the field as an active player.  For his career, Adams has played in seven games and registered 4 special teams tackles.

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