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Eagles Reportedly Re-Sign Wide Receiver Days After Cutting Him

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Following Philadelphia's first loss of the 2022 season on Monday night, the Eagles made the decision to release wide receiver Auden Tate on Tuesday. 

Just under 48 hours later, Tate is back with the team.

According to Ari Meirov, the Eagles re-signed Tate to the team's practice squad Thursday while releasing cornerback Mac McCain in a corresponding roster move. 

"The #Eagles re-signed WR Auden Tate to the practice squad and released CB Mac McCain," Meirov tweeted Thursday afternoon.

Tate, a seventh-round draft pick of the Bengals in 2018, spent his first four NFL seasons with Cincinnati. 

His most productive season with the Bengals came in 2019, when the Florida State product caught 40 passes for 575 yards and one touchdown. 

Placed on Cincinnati's injured reserve at the tail-end of the 2021 season, Tate was signed by the Falcons in March of this year before being waived in Atlanta's roster cuts prior to the start of this season. Two weeks after being waived by Atlanta, Tate was signed to Philadelphia's practice squad on September 7th. 

Checking in at 6'5", Tate is at least three inches taller than any other receiver on Philadelphia's current active roster. 

Given that the team will be without star tight end Dallas Goedert (Injured Reserve) for several weeks, Tate's massive frame could be a reason Philadelphia decided to give him another chance. 

Coming off of their first loss this season, Philadelphia looks to bounce back Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.