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Moore: Josh Perkins, Robert Davis receiving the message

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29.12.2019

The practice squad call-ups are contributing for the injury-depleted Eagles and figure to be needed again Sunday against the Giants

PHILADELPHIA — Injuries to the Eagles’ top three receivers mean increased roles for guys like rookie J.J. Arecaga-Whiteside and former practice-squad player Greg Ward.

Don’t forget tight end Josh Perkins and receiver Robert Davis, either.

Perkins and Davis, who spent a combined 19 weeks on the Birds’ practice squad earlier this season, have acquitted themselves well with the playing time they’ve received this month on a team making a playoff push.

Perkins contributed five catches — on five targets — for 37 yards, including a 13-yard completion from Carson Wentz in overtime, in the Dec. 9 victory over the Giants, while Davis had a reception for six yards in last week’s win against the Cowboys.

Perkins has logged 74 offensive plays during the past three games and Davis has played 45 snaps over the last two weeks after getting 33 early-season snaps in Washington.

With Pro Bowl tight end Zach Ertz sidelined for Sunday’s regular-season finale vs. the Giants (4:25 on Fox), along with receivers........

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