The Eagles signed Ward to the practice squad Thursday.
Ward was waived by Philadelphia on Tuesday and now rejoins the team's practice squad. His brief stint on the active roster came with both Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson (abdomen) injured. With Jeffery now back to full health, the Eagles are looking to add depth to the secondary, which prompted Ward's release earlier in the week.
Ward was waived by the Eagles on Tuesday.
Ward was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster ahead of Week 3, while both Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson (abdomen) sat out with health issues. With Jeffery back in action and starting cornerback Ronald Darby (hamstring) now injured, the Eagles are again releasing the 24-year-old wideout in favor of adding depth to the secondary. It seems likely Philadelphia will try to slip Ward back onto the practice squad, if possible.
Ward has been promoted to the Eagles' 53-man roster.
With DeSean Jackson (abdomen) out this week and Alshon Jeffery (calf) still iffy, Ward gives the team some added wideout depth for Sunday's game against the Lions. The team's top healthy options at the position are currently Nelson Agholor, Mack Hollins and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside.
Ward could be promoted to the active roster since Alshon Jeffery (calf) and DeSean Jackson (abdomen) could miss Sunday's game versus the Lions, Reuben Frank of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Jackson almost certainly will sit out, while Jeffery is trending in the same direction. Without those two, the Eagles only have three healthy receivers and haven't signed anyone else. Since Ward practices with the team daily, there's a good chance he'll be signed to the active roster by Sunday.
Ward was waived by the Eagles on Saturday.
Ward has yet to appear on an active roster since going undrafted in 2017. He's been on the Eagles' practice squad in years past and may be in line for a practice squad slot in 2019 as well.
Ward has shined with his consistent play during the team's first five practices, Mike Kay of NJ.com reports.
Ward is not likely to make the team but has '"rarely let down" his quarterbacks thus far in camp, according to Kay. While the former college quarterback has gotten work at all the receiver positions, he's been effective out of the slot and could earn a spot backing up Nelson Agholor there. Still, the Eagles are unlikely to keep more than five receivers, and Mack Hollins is currently viewed as the likely winner of the last opening, with Shelton Gibson and Charles Johnson also competing with Ward for it.
Ward signed a one-year contract with the Eagles on Tuesday, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Ward accounted for 70 touchdowns in his final two seasons (2015-16) playing quarterback at the University of Houston and caught on with the Philadelphia practice squad as an undrafted rookie wideout in 2017. Released by the Eagles at the end of 2018 training camp, Ward joined the San Antonio Commanders of the now-defunct AAF, catching 22 of 40 targets for 214 yards in eight games. He'll be a long shot to stick on the 53-man roster, competing with Mack Hollins (groin), Shelton Gibson, Braxton Miller, Johnny Holton and AAF receiving leader Charles Johnson.
Ward (head) was a participant in team drills during June's mandatory minicamp, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Ward was involved in a dangerous collision during OTAs that led to the receiver being carted off the practice field. However, Ward has since assured the media that he's fine, and his participation in team drills during minicamp all but confirms that notion. When training camp opens in late July, Ward will compete with a slew of other depth-caliber players for the No. 5 or 6 job at wideout.
Ward (head) indicated after practice that he's fine following a scary incident in practice that required him to be carted off the field, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Ward played quarterback in college but transitioned to wide receiver as he attempted to secure a 53-man roster spot as an undrafted rookie in 2017. While that ultimately fell by the wayside, Ward stuck around as a practice squad member and apparently impressed the Eagles enough to warrant a reserve/future contract this offseason. He would need a big training camp showing to earn a roster spot over some of the more established options or draft picks this season, but since it appears he's avoided a major injury, a spot on the practice squad again may not be out of the question.
Ward had to be carted off the practice field during OTAs on Thursday, Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.
It's unclear exactly what sort of injury Ward suffered, but he went down after being involved in a collision when going up for a pass from Carson Wentz. Ward was reportedly not moving for a few moments after hitting the turf, but ultimately was able to stand and get on the cart. It's believed to be a head or neck injury, but expect an official update on Ward to come about after further testing.
Ward signed a contract with the Eagles on Wednesday.
The Eagles originally signed Ward as an undrafted free agent last spring in an attempt to convert him from a quarterback to a receiver. While the 5-foot-11, 185-pound Houston product didn't survive final roster cuts ahead of the 2017 season opener, Ward proved to be a playmaker at the collegiate level -- one who rushed for over 1,000 yards during his junior season -- and will likely be better prepared to make an impact in his second professional season than he was as a rookie.
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