Longtime fan-favorite Joe Ostman is set to make his NFL regular-season debut for the Eagles on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.
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Ostman was elevated from the practice squad on Saturday, according to his agent.
With Vinny Curry set to miss the Week 11 matchup against the Browns on the reserve/COVID-19 list, the Eagles only had Brandon Graham, Josh Sweat and Derek Barnett on the defensive end depth chart. Ostman will now serve as the fourth pass rusher in the defensive line rotation.
Ostman, who has spent the past three seasons in Philadelphia, has never been on the 53-man roster. Ostman signed with the Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2018 following a successful college career at Central Michigan.
He spent his entire rookie season on the practice squad. His 2019 season was then ended before it started after he suffered a torn ACL during training camp. He has been on the practice squad throughout this season after a strong training camp performance.
UPDATE (12:56 p.m.): Along with elevating Ostman, the Eagles also boosted defensive tackle T.Y. McGill, running back Elijah Holyfield and tight end Caleb Wilson from the practice squad.
McGill fills the fourth defensive tackle opening on the roster. He has played in three games this season behind Malik Jackson, Fletcher Cox and Javon Hargrave. With McGill and Ostman in…