The Eagles defense stepped up in a big way in the teams 24-21 victory against the Saints on Sunday.

However, they might have suffered a huge loss during the game.

Veteran safety Rodney McLeod was forced from the game with a knee injury and did not return and the team is fearful he might be lost for the season according to John Clark of NBC Sports Philadelphia.

Update: Eagles head coach Doug Pederson confirmed during his Monday Zoom call that McLeod did indeed tear his ACL and will miss the rest of the season.

"I can say he's going to miss the rest of the season," Pederson said on Monday. "Torn ACL. Showed up on the exam again this morning. Unfortunate with him that he's going to miss the remainder of this season."

McLeod left the game after suffered a non-contact left knee injury early in the third quarter of the game.  He is scheduled to undergo an MRI Monday morning on his injured knee.

"Rodney was a big, vocal leader on this team," Pederson said.

Remember McLeod missed most of the 2018 season with an ACL injury.

In his place on Sunday, the Eagles tuned to youngsters Omar Epps and K'Von Wallace at safety.

McLeod signed a two-year, $12 million contract this offseason.

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