The Philadelphia Eagles add two more players the injured reserve after Sunday’s loss against the Dallas Cowboys.
Is anybody really surprised at this point? Injuries for the Philadelphia Eagles are almost guaranteed on a weekly basis. At the beginning of every week, there seems to be a new player that heads to the injured reserve. This week, the Eagles will be sending two guys. It’s tough, but it’s been the story of the 2018 season. Although we should be used to it at this point, considering the long list of injuries suffered last year as well, it never really gets any easier.
Last Sunday, Eagles running back Corey Clement was looking to get settled once again on the offense. Finally, just as he is starting to show flashes of getting back to his old self, he awkwardly bent his knee while going down, and barely made it to the sideline with the training staff assisting him over to the bench. Naturally, Clement would miss the remainder of the game, and the Eagles wasted no time by finding a replacement on Monday night.
As for Eagles rookie defensive end Josh Sweat, he was another one that had an unfortunate knee injury. This one came in the trenches. For a guy who has a significant history of injuries, it’s definitely not going to be a good look for the Eagles future on the defensive line. Although Sweat’s injury update wasn’t much of a topic during the coaching staff’s press conference, it looks like his injury is in fact, something significant.
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Already, the Eagles are signing immediate replacements for both, Sweat and Clement. For Clement, the Eagles snagged New Orleans Saints running back Boston Scott off of the practice squad. And at defensive end, they will replace Sweat’s rotational role with a former third-round pick, Daeshon Hall. In addition to adding the two replacements, the Eagles also snagged another cornerback by signing Josh Hawkins to the practice squad.
At this point, the Eagles don’t have many options left to help their team out. As many starters are out for the season, the infamous injury bug is starting to get a hold of the backups and rotational players as well. Last season, the next-man-up mentality was in full effect for the Birds. This season, there’s just far too many losses, and they can hardly keep up.