fanball is reporting because of the recent signing of Cowart that E.J. has been named the backup heading into training camp.
Tice was quoted as saying that E.J. has a lot of football to learn and needs to dedicate himself to being a much better football player...Tice also said he hopes he can return to being an elite special teams player.
I was hoping that Cowart would be a depth move but I guess E.J. needs to earn it back. I think his play was poor last year, but this has me a little concerned with Cowart's injuries in the past and his age.