Eagles Need a Kicker for K.C.
PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) - The Eagles need a new kicker for the foreseeable future.
Veteran Caleb Sturgis appeared to have suffered a hip injury on a kickoff late in the fourth quarter during Sunday's 30-17 win over the Washington Redskins and was unable to attempt the extra point following Fletcher Cox’s game-sealing touchdown, which is why Philadelphia went for two.
Sturgis was out for the ensuing kickoff but pooched it and coach Doug Pederson confirmed that the Eagles would be working out kickers this week in case Sturgis can’t go in Kansas City.
An NFL source confirms Sturgis is expected to miss multiple weeks with what is being described as either a hip-flexor issue or a quad strain in his plant leg.
“Caleb is in the same [boat] with Ronald [Darby],” Pederson said at his press conference Monday. “We’re going to get some more information on him before we make a full statement.”
Veteran Mike Nugent is expected to be one of the kickers getting a tryout. Other potential targets include Nick Novak, Josh Lambo, Andrew Franks, Marshall Koehn and Jake Elliott.
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