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Eagles add offensive lineman to active roster, waive cornerback in process

Updated: Dec. 08, 2021, 5:48 p.m. | Published: Dec. 08, 2021, 5:22 p.m.

By Chris Franklin | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Despite the Eagles being on their bye week, Eagles general manager Howie Roseman continues to be busy tinkering with the roster for this season’s potential playoff run and the 2022 campaign.

The Eagles announced Wednesday that they had signed tackle Le’Raven Clark to a one-year contract extension, keeping him with the team through the 2022 season. Clark, who signed with the Eagles this past offseason, was envisioned as a swing tackle. Clark’s veteran experience would have helped him back up Lane Johnson and Jordan Mailata if either were to miss time due to an injury.

Clark suffered an Achilles injury last season with the Indianapolis Colts and was on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list for most of training camp. Clark was limited in his playing time during the preseason and eventually cut. Clark reportedly received several offers from other teams once he was cut but decided to return to the Eagles and remained on the practice squad.

The move solidifies the reserve core for the Eagles offensive line. Second-year offensive lineman Jack Driscoll started at right guard and served as the backup right tackle if Johnson missed time on the field. However, Driscoll has been placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury. Since it was Driscoll’s second stint on injured reserve, he is done for the season.

Even though the Eagles have Brett Toth on the roster, the Eagles needed an insurance policy and Clark is it. Clark has more experience in the NFL playing the position. Clark also has familiarity with the type of offense that Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni runs, being that Clark was with Sirianni in Indianapolis last season.

The fact that Clark got a second year in Philadelphia also shows that the coaches and front office have not only been impressed with what he has shown in practice, but that they may be concerned that Driscoll has missed significant time in his two seasons and needed an option in case he were to be hurt once again in 2022.

In a corresponding move, the Eagles waived cornerback Mac McCain once again. McCain, who the Eagles initially signed in September off of the Denver Broncos practice squad, was waived in November. After being quickly claimed by the Broncos once again, Denver waived him once more, and the Eagles then picked him up off waivers again.

McCain was part of a crowded cornerback room filled with young players. The Eagles acquired Tay Gowan in the deal for Zach Ertz. The team also selected Zech McPhearson in the fourth round of this year’s draft and have Josiah Scott on the roster.

The Eagles had previously hoped to sneak McCain onto their practice squad when the team previously waived him, but Denver foiled their plans. It would not be a surprise if the Eagles hoped the same thing would happen again, and he remains with the Eagles in that capacity.


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