Who Are Top In-House Candidates To Fill In For Rodney McLeod?
With the news coming out on Thursday that Safety Rodney McLeod will miss the rest of the 2018 season with a torn MCL, the Eagles are expected to continue embracing their "Next Man Up" mentality as they must play another season without a key defensive player. In 2017, the Eagles played the remaining 9 regular season games without Linebacker Jordan Hicks and still found a way to gain home field advantage for their postseason run to win Super Bowl 52. Since joining the Eagles in 2016, McLeod has started 33 Games compiling 6 Interceptions and 110 Tackles.
Press of Atlantic City Eagles Beat Writer Dave Weinberg joined The Sports Bash on Wednesday and discussed the different in-house options the Eagles have in filling the void at Safety without Rodney McLeod:
"If I were to guess, I would say Corey Graham would be the guy that would start in that place because of course Chris Maragos isn’t ready to play yet - They are really thin at Safety so if I were to guess I would think (Graham) would be the guy but that’s a big loss though, Rodney is a pretty big part of their defense....I don’t think Jalen (Mills) is ready to play Safety and they really like him on the outside - But they have a lot of (Cornerbacks) and it’s a nice problem to have. They have a lot of depth and a lot of talent at that position so the more guys you can get on the field the better off you’ll be.”
Hear what Weinberg had to say about Alshon Jeffrey, Eagles Running Back rotation, perspective on Week 4 match-up with Titans, and more