PHILADELPHIA ( - It wasn’t all good news for the Eagles on Sunday.

Philadelphia did whip previously unbeaten Minnesota on the field but lost a significant part of its defense in doing so.

Starting slot cornerback Ron Brooks ruptured his quadriceps tendon late in the first quarter and will require surgery, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.

Brooks hurt himself while being juked by shifty Minnesota running back Jerick McKinnon and will be facing a long rehab that hopefully will have him ready for training camp in July of 2017.

A free-agent signing from Buffalo, Brooks has started five of Philadelphia’s first six games and has played in the slot primarily, although also outside the numbers at times when Leodis McKelvin was on the shelf with a hamstring injury.

Malcolm Jenkins moved from his safety duties to take over the slot against the Vikings after Brooks exited and Jaylen Watkins entered next to Rodney McLeod at safety.

The Eagles will be bringing back Aaron Grymes for a physical on Monday and he could be a candidate to take Brooks' spot on the roster.

Grymes, 25, was with the Eagles in training camp and making a bid to make the team before injuring his shoulder making an interception against Pittsburgh in the preseason.

A former CFL star with the Edmonton Eskimos, Grymes spent most of his time in camp in the slot position.

-John McMullen covers the Eagles and the NFL for You can reach him at or on Twitter @JFMcMullen