The Eagles announced the following roster moves on Saturday:
• The Eagles elevated running back Elijah Holyfield from the practice squad
The Eagles had a need at running back with Corey Clement going on the Reserve/COVID-19 list this week. Holyfield spent his 2019 rookie campaign on the Panthers’ practice squad. He was signed to the Eagles’ active roster ahead of the Wild Card matchup with the Seahawks, but was inactive for the game. He was with the Eagles in 2020 Training Camp. Following the final roster cutdown, the Eagles signed Holyfield to the practice squad. Sunday will mark his NFL debut.
Originally signed by the Panthers as a rookie free agent out of Georgia, Holyfield rushed for 1,018 yards and scored seven rushing touchdowns as a junior and a team captain in 2018. The 22-year-old Holyfield brings size at 5-10, 215 pounds.
• The Eagles elevated DT T.Y. McGill, DE Joe Ostman, and TE Caleb Wilson from the practice squad as COVID-19 replacements
McGill was called up last week as well against the Giants, playing 16 snaps on defense and another five on special teams. In three games this season, McGill has two tackles, one for loss, a half-sack, and two QB hits in 47 defensive snaps. McGill will help fortify the rotation behind Fletcher Cox, Javon Hargrave, and Malik Jackson. Plus, the Eagles are without defensive end Vinny Curry, as he was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list this week.…