The Eagles made a roster move Monday, but it wasn’t the trade for Jacksonville corner Jalen Ramsey that many fans are yearning for.
Linebacker Duke Riley arrived from the Falcons, along with a sixth-round pick in 2020, for safety Johnathan Cyprien and a 2020 seventh-round pick.
The Eagles jettisoned a linebacker on Friday, L.J. Fort, so they could get Orlando Scandrick onto the cornerback-depleted roster. Fort, mainly a special-teams player here, signed with the Ravens.
Cyprien, 29, also mostly a special-teams player here, ended up taking 12 snaps in Jim Schwartz’s defense as injuries mounted in the secondary last week at Green Bay. He committed a really obvious pass-interference penalty.
Riley, 25, was a Falcons third-round draft pick in 2017 from LSU. He has played in 32 games, with 16 starts, but has been relegated exclusively to special teams this season. He’s listed at 6-foot-1, 218.
The Eagles also filled a practice squad opening with cornerback D.J. White, a four-year veteran who was with Washington in training camp.
Offensive coordinator Mike Groh noted that rookie running back Miles Sanders’ 67-yard kickoff return got the offense kick-started in Green Bay, and that Sanders carried a sure-handed 11 times for 72 yards from scrimmage.