— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) December 30, 2020
Zach Berman notes that this move allows Brooks to do individual work with the offensive linemen during practice, which he otherwise wouldn’t be permitted to do.
The Eagles placed Brooks on the PUP list this summer after he tore his Achilles.
Brooks, 31, is a former third-round pick of the Texans back in 2012. He played out his rookie contract with the Texans before signing a five-year, $40 million contract with the Eagles that included $21 million guaranteed in 2016.
Brooks was set to make base salaries of $7.5 million over the final two years of the agreement when he signed a four-year extension with the Eagles last year worth $56.2 million in new money and $30 million guaranteed.
In 2019, Brooks started all 16 games for the Eagles at right guard before being placed on injured reserve in January with a separated shoulder.