Eagles CB JaCorey Shepherd Tears ACL, Out for Season
A week ago the Philadelphia Eagles had one of the best nickel cornerbacks in the NFL.
Now the team will be on their third option heading into the season.
According to reports, cornerback Jacorey Shepherd suffered an ACL tear on Sunday at the team's open practice at Lincoln Financial Field. The team later confirmed the results of a scheduled MRI on Monday.
The season ending injury to Shepherd comes just a week after the team traded veteran Brandon Boykin to the Pittsburgh Steelers in exchange for a conditional draft pick.
Shepherd collided with teammate Darren Sproles at practice on Sunday and needed to be carted off the field.
After the trade of Boykin, head coach Chip Kelly praised the depth the team has at the cornerback position, but the trade of Boykin and the injury to Shepherd hurts them at the position.
Jaylen Watkins and EJ Biggers are expected to receive additional reps in practice, the team also has options with Walter Thurmond and Nolan Carroll.
Shepherd was a sixth round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.