Nolan Carroll Done for Season with Broken Ankle
Eagles cornerback Nolan Carroll was carted off with a right ankle injury in Philadelphia's Week 12 loss against the Lions and has been diagnosed with a broken right ankle, ending his season.
The Eagles will now turn to second-rounder Eric Rowe opposite Byron Maxwell, Rowe had his troubles trying to defend Calvin Johnson, who ended up with eight catches for 93 yards and three touchdowns.
Rowe's coverage wasn't even that bad, but the Lions went right after the rookie, who hasn't seen much playing time this season, even after Eagles defensive coordinator Billy Davis said Rowe earned more playing time after his performance back in Week 3 against the Jets. In that game against the Jets, Rowe had a pass breakup and his first career interception in limited snaps.
Rowe spent most of his college career as a safety, but the Eagles moved up into the second round to draft him and seem adamant that they want to use him at corner - now he should get his chance.