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Eagles practice squad tracker: Tucker, 7 others sign
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Updated: 5:35 p.m.

Running back Matthew Tucker, who led the NFL with four rushing touchdowns during the preseason, is among the first batch of players who the Eagles released on Saturday to rejoin the team on Sunday. Tucker ran 24 times for 125 yards during the preseason, a 5.2 average.

The Eagles elected not to sign Henry Josey, who led the NFL with 6.9 yards per carry during the preseason. But Josey, an undrafted rookie from Missouri, wound up signing with the Jaguars' practice squad, according to a report by ESPN's Adam Caplan. Also not on the practice squad, somewhat surprisingly, is 6-foot-7 wideout Ifeanyi Momah, whose development drew compliments from the coaching staff throughout camp.

In addition to Tucker, the Eagles added offensive lineman Josh Andrews, offensive tackle Kevin Graf, defensive tackle Wade Keliikipi, safety Ed Reynolds II, linebacker Emmanuel Acho and wide receivers Will Murphy and Quron Pratt.

Tucker and Acho spent at least part of last season on the Eagles' active roster. Reynolds is a rookie fifth-round pick, the Eagles' first rookie drafted in the first five rounds to be released in six years. 

Pratt, a native of Palmyra, New Jersey, is a former Rutgers standout. He also signed with the Eagles as a rookie free agent. Pratt caught seven passes for 96 yards in the preseason, including three catches for 39 yards against the Bears and two catches for 37 yards against the Jets in the preseason finale. The Eagles were also impressed with Pratt's contributions on special teams.

The Eagles have two more open spots available on the 10-man practice squad.

 Three former Eagles were signed by other teams. The Chiefs claimed nose tackle Damion Square off waivers, defensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva will sign with the Steelers' practice squad but as an offensive lineman. And wide receiver Damaris Johnson, who spent the last two years with the Eagles, was claimed by the Texans.