With DeSean Jackson already declared out and Alshon Jeffery questionable, the Eagles will have to rely on some of their depth receivers to help them come away with a "W" in tomorrow's matchup against Detroit.
The Eagles decided today that they wanted one more receiver available as an option on the field, as they promoted Greg Ward to the active roster.
This move comes at a hefty price as Jordan Mailata was placed on Injured Reserve to make room. Mailata has been dealing with an injured back ever since the start of the regular season. The Eagles are allowed to bring back any two players off of Injured Reserve after they have been on the list for eight weeks. So far the only Eagle on the reserve worth bringing back is Cre'Von LeBlanc, but if one of the Eagles starting tackles go down with a long-term injury, the Eagles might think about using one of those two designations on bringing Mailata back to the active roster. In all likelihood though, Mailata is once again done for the season thanks to a back injury (his 2018 season ended early also due to a back injury).
Ward will be the fourth receiver on the depth chart, behind Nelson Agholor, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and Mack Hollins. If Dallas Goedert is healthy enough to play then the Eagles will likely run 12-personnel often which means Ward would hardly see the field. However, if Zach Ertz is the only main tight end on Sunday, then Ward might end up having a few snaps to prove himself.