Grymes joins Eagles' roster; Barbre, T. Brooks officially out for Sunday
Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Aaron Grymes will come up from the practice squad and will be active Sunday against Atlanta, at least to take on the special teams role of safety Terrence Brooks, who will miss the game with a hamstring injury suffered last week against the Giants.
Grymes, 25, a CFL vet, takes the roster spot of wideout Josh Huff, who was dismissed from the team last week. The other practice squad option Pederson had alluded to was wide receiver and training camp fan favorite Paul Turner, but with Brooks down, and starting corner Leodis McKelvin officially "questionable" this week because of recurring hamstring troubles, Grymes pretty much had to be the choice.
Pederson said that as expected, left guard Allen Barbre (hamstring) is out this week, again replaced by Stefen Wisniewski. He said the other starting guard, Brandon Brooks, went home before practice Friday with an illiness, but that Brooks should play Sunday.
Special teams linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill is "doubtful" for Atlanta, Pederson said.
Defensive tackle Bennie Logan is listed as questionable but Logan and coaches expect that he will play.
Pederson said McKelvin would practice Friday, after "he felt the hammy a little bit yesterday," and was only a limited participant. The other starting corner, Nolan Carroll, also is battling through a hamstring injury, which is not a good setup for taking on wideout Julio Jones and the NFL's highest-scoring offense.