Eagles’ CB Darius Slay to Miss Monday’s Game vs Seattle
The Philadelphia Eagles will be without a key piece to their already thin secondary.
Head coach Nick Sirianni announced on Saturday that Darius Slay will miss Monday Night's game against the Seattle Seahawks after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery.
How long will he miss and who will replace him?
"We'll see," Sirianni stated when asked about how long Slay will be out and added, "Got the right guys. Got the right guys," when asked about who will replace him.
While Sirianni declined to answer either of those questions Saturday, we discussed it on Friday's edition of Football at Four with Adam Caplan from the Inside the Birds Podcast, who said Eli Ricks would likely be the guy who gets the first chance on the outside with Slay out.
Kelee Ringo and Josh Jobe would be other options, as well as using Bradley Roby on the outside and moving one of the younger players into the slot.
"It's a disaster," Caplan said when I asked about the possibility of missing the game. "They just don't have any veterans to go in there."
"I would change my pick to the Seahawks," Caplan said.
According to the report from Adam Schefter and others, Slay is expected back before the end of the season.
Slay did not play in the Eagle's Week 6 loss against the Jets. It is unclear if this injury is related to that one, but it has been lingering for a few weeks.
Who is at right guard?
Starting right guard Cam Jurgens is dealing with a pectoral injury, which could force him to miss the game on Monday Night. If he can't go, either rookie Tylker Steen of Sua Opeta would be the options at right guard.
"I like the practice that Tyler [Steen] and Sua [Opeta] have had this week. We'll see on Cam [Jurgens]. He's feeling better every day. He's doing a good job of rehabbing."
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