The Eagles signed linebacker Emmanuel Acho off the New York Giants practice squad on Monday and released cornerback Shaun Prater.
Acho spent the offseason, training camp, and preseason with the Eagles. He was released at the end the preseason when the team claimed Prater off waivers.
The linebacker then signed with the Giants practice squad. The Eagles host New York on Sunday.
"We're looking for another linebacker-type body," general manager Howie Roseman said. "He was productive on special teams in the preseason. He knows the defense, so it made sense."
The Eagles have a greater need for inside linebacker help after Jake Knott hurt his hamstring in Sunday's loss to the Dallas Cowboys.