Philadelphia Eagles may place Mike Wallace on IR, Birds must make move
According to sources, the Philadelphia Eagles may place Mike Wallace on the team’s injured reserve.
Well, this won’t qualify for the category of ‘Monday Motivation’. The Philadelphia Eagles received some bad news following their Week 2, six-point loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. According to sources, including Mike Garafolo and Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, Mike Wallace‘s injury may be more serious than we originally expected.
Philly may be looking at being without Wallace for an extended period of time.
Here’s Garafolo’s tweet that sent a few shock waves through the football community:
What does this mean?
An Eagles’ team that was already thin on the outside will now, clearly, have to look at free agent options at wide receiver. Alshon Jeffery is still out. Mack Hollins is already on the team’s IR (injured reserve). That leaves Nelson Agholor, Kamar Aiken, Shelton Gibson and DeAndre Carter as the only available pieces.
Adam Schefter’s update came shortly after Garafolo’s did. Take a look:
Here’s some good news.
Jeffery was a limited participant in practice in the days leading up to the game in Tampa. He may be back fairly soon, but that doesn’t currently help the team. Hollins, despite being placed on IR, still has a chance of being activated, but the team will be unable to do so until after Week 8.
What will Philly do? Braxton Miller sits on the practice squad. The Cleveland Browns are apparently looking for a trade partner so they can move the ultra-talented Josh Gordon.
Keep in mind the fact that promoting Miller is an option. So is bringing back someone like Markus Wheaton. He spent the entire offseason with the Eagles and is already familiar with what the offense is doing.
Something will have to be done and soon. Let’s just hope they don’t go brain dead and bring in Dez Bryant.