The Eagles went 3 weeks with an empty roster spot, and ended up signing the guy we all thought they would sign anyway. Each week, each NFL team can protect 4 players on the practice squad from being signed, I imagine Covey was one of those four. In the process, they lost Clark and Awosika from the practice squad. I'm sure that Covey had one of the protected spots on the practice squad, I wonder if they would still have one of those lineman if Covey had filled the 53 man roster spot allowing someone else to be on the protected practice squad spot? Maybe small potatoes in the grand scheme of things, but I just don't understand why they wasted that 53 man spot for three weeks. Knock on wood that that the O-line stays relatively healthy this year.