The Philadelphia Eagles have located a contingency plan if Jake Elliott misses his first game in five years.
According to NFL insider Adam Caplan, the Eagles are signing former Texas standout Cameron Dicker to the 53-man roster.
Per Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports, Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni said Monday that he thinks "everybody has a chance to play" against the Arizona Cardinals this Sunday. However, signing Dicker to the active roster is a sign that a leg injury will likely sideline Elliott.
It would mark the first time the Eagles deploy a kicker other than Elliott since Caleb Sturgis missed an extra point in Week 1 of the 2017 season. Elliott has converted 84.1 percent of his field-goal tries.
Dicker made 60 of 79 field goals and 206 of 201 point-after attempts over four years at Texas. He nailed a 57-yard field goal in 2019 and doubled as a punter during his senior year.
After brief stints with the Los Angeles Rams and Baltimore Ravens this summer, Dicker could make his NFL debut this Sunday.