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Eagles Promote WR Greg Ward to Active Roster for Week 3

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - AUGUST 15: Greg Ward #6 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs the ball against the Jacksonville Jaguars during a preseason game at TIAA Bank Field on August 15, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)
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The Eagles are dealing with a plethora of injuries to their wide receiving corps, as the status of both DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery are still up in the air.

In light of the uncertainty of Jackson and Jeffery's ability to take the field Sunday, the Eagles dipped into their practice squad for some additional depth, promoting wideout Greg Ward to the 53-man roster.

In a corresponding move, the Eagles placed offensive tackle Jordan Mailata on Injured Reserve.

Ward, a former quarterback who played his college ball at Houston, transitioned to wide receiver upon in order to better make use of his skill set. He's yet to appear in a game in the league, so Sunday will be his first opportunity to take the field.

Ward threw for 52 touchdown passes and 24 interceptions during his four-year tenure in Houston. He was an effective rusher, scoring 39 rushing touchdowns and amassing 2,381 yards.

While he'll likely be a reserve option, backing up the likes of Nelson Agholor and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, there's still plenty of opportunity for Ward to get some targets against the Lions.