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Eagles sign WR Jonathan Krause, release Emmanuel Acho

PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Eagles made a roster move Tuesday, a day before the team travels to Detroit for its Thanksgiving Day game against the Lions.

Wide receiver Jonathan Krause was signed to the active roster off the Eagles’ practice squad. To clear a spot, the Eagles released linebacker Emmanuel Acho.

Krause was in training camp with the New England Patriots this summer. He was released by the Patriots in September and signed to the Eagles’ practice squad a week later.

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Krause was a teammate of Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews at Vanderbilt. Krause went undrafted in 2014. He signed with the Cleveland Browns but was released at the end of training camp.

Krause spent parts of last season on the Patriots’ practice squad.

None of the Eagles’ wide receivers were on the team’s injury report this week. One possibility: If another team was interested in signing Krause, the Eagles may have acted to avoid losing him.

Teams can sign players off other teams' practice squads, but the player has to be on the new team’s 53-man roster.

Acho was with the Eagles last season. He was released with an injury settlement at the end of training camp. After rookie linebacker Jordan Hicks was placed on injured reserve, Acho was signed again by the Eagles.