Dan Arnold didn't end up on the practice squad, but he's still been around Philadelphia for longer than Jenkins has this season.
Arnold was part of the offseason competition at tight end, and the veteran ended up being released in favor of Jack Stoll and Grant Calcaterra.
Arnold isn’t a sexy prospect, but he’s played in 59 games for four teams across his five-year NFL career, and he’s probably the most reliable, high-floor option out there for the Eagles.
And when we consider that Philly's not really looking for someone to suddenly emerge as a new top-end option ahead of Stoll or Calcaterra, that floor becomes especially interesting. When you're going to serve as, at best, the TE3 for only a few weeks, it really doesn't matter if you're going to develop into a long-term option.
What the Eagles may really want is someone who's not going to screw anything up. Someone who will make the right blocks when needed and maybe catch a couple passes when the defense leaves them wide open.
Arnold's capable of exactly that. It's not quite a glowing review of his skills, but you're never going to have a roster made of 53 potential superstars. Sometimes you just need a solid middle-of-the-road guy.