Jalen Mills, cornerback
The Philadelphia Eagles will tweak their secondary ahead of Week 6.
Just a few weeks into the NFL season, the Eagles have moved Jalen Mills from safety back to outside cornerback out of necessity. They’re literally running out of options on the outside. Mills, having played cornerback for the first four years of his NFL career is seemingly their best option.
He struggled there in Week 5. He’ll need to play much better in Week 6. He figures to have his hands full on Sunday as Avonte Maddox continues to struggle with an ankle injury.
Will Parks, defensive back
With Jalen Mills back at cornerback, Will Parks can claim the starting safety gig next to veteran Rodney Mcleod. As of about 2:30 p.m. EST on Saturday, both he and Vinny Curry were activated to the active roster from the injured reserve. They had 21-day practice window opened up on October 13th. Parks sustained a hamstring injury just before the season started and was placed on the Reserve/Injured list, but no one will complain about the fact that he’s ready to go.
The Eagles need all the help they can get and although it might be too much to ask Parks to provide a spark, the ‘Birds’ don’t have anyone else to turn to.