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Eagles TE poached off practice squad, Eagles bring back OLB to fill spot

The Seattle Seahawks signed tight end Brady Russell off the Eagles' practice squad and the Eagles brought back Kyron Johnson.

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The Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday signed TE Brady Russell off the Eagles' practice squad. To fill his spot, the Eagles have brought back OLB Kyron Johnson.

According to Seattle reporters, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said tight end Will Dissly has a shoulder injury and wasn’t expected to practice on Wednesday. That seemingly explains the addition of Russell.

Russell, 25, signed with the Eagles as an undrafted rookie out of Colorado this spring. Russell's uncle Matt is an Eagles senior personnel director. The 6-3, 247-pound Russell had a solid spring and summer and signed to the practice squad after being released at final cuts. Russell had 5 catches for 50 yards and a touchdown in the preseason.

Johnson, 25, was a sixth-round pick out of Kansas last year. He played in 16 games, mostly on special teams. He was released at final cuts this summer, joined the practice squad, but was then released a few days later.

The Eagles already made a practice squad move on Wednesday, signing running back Bryant Koback. They also recently added cornerback Tiawan Mullen to the practice squad. Mullen was with the team for a few days earlier this month. Mullen took the place of LB Rashaan Evans, who was released from the practice squad five days ago.

The practice squad is full at 16 players:

WR Devon Allen
DT Thomas Booker
OT Le’Raven Clark
CB Mekhi Garner
OL Julian Good-Jones
DE Tarron Jackson
OLB Kyron Johnson
RB Bryant Koback
P Braden Mann
DB Tristin McCollum
CB Tiawan Mullen
WR Joseph Ngata
G Tyre Phillips
OL Brett Toth
LB Ben VanSumeren
WR Greg Ward

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