Eagles’ Linebacker Nakobe Dean to miss multiple weeks
It appears that the injuries have already started for the Philadelphia Eagles.
One season after the team made it through the season with limited injury issues, it was reported today that the team will be without linebacker Nakobe Dean for multiple weeks with a foot injury suffered in Sunday's win over New England, per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
Per Rapoport, the injury is non-surgical and not season-ending, but he could be a candidate to go on the short-term IR list.
Dean made seven tackles in 49 snaps before leaving the game. Here is the play where it appears the injury occurred.
In his place, Christian Ellis came in and played 34 snaps, making four tackles in the game, and likely will remain in the starting role until Dean is ready to return to the field.
"We feel like we have some good options there at linebacker," said Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni. "Don't have to make any of those decisions yet on what we need to do. Obviously, there's a competitive advantage of not saying anything about that at this particular time, but we feel like we have some good options to go to."
The team also has veteran Nicholas Morrow on the practice squad, a player who started 17 games with the Chicago Bears last season and 46 games overall in his five year career.
"Really confident in him," Sirianni said about Morrow. "That's why he's on our 69-man roster. It's because we believe in him. We believe in the things that he can do. We believe in his style of play, his physicality, being able to line up the defense. A lot of confidence in Nick, and if he has to go in that role, we're excited, I'm excited to watch him roll and for his opportunity."
Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Eagles are signing former Titans’ first-round pick, LB Rashaan Evans, to its practice squad. Evans was drafted out of the University of Alabama in the 2018 draft by the Titans and spent the 2022 season with the Atlanta Falcons, starting 17 games, making 159 tackles with two sacks and a forced fumble.