Jalen Reagor, Jack Driscoll leave Eagles Week 8 game with injuries

Jalen Reagor, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports)
Jalen Reagor, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports) /

A fourth-round selection by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2020 NFL Draft (and the 145th selection overall), Jack Driscoll, the former Auburn Tigers’ ability was on display early, earning the respect of his teammates and eventually starting in four of his 11 in-game appearances as a rookie. Jalen Reagor was the Eagles’ first-round selection in 2020 was supposed to upgrade the receiving corps. The jury is still out on whether he’s done that or not.

Both left the Eagles Week 8 game versus the Detroit Lions with injuries. Let’s begin with Driscoll.

In the wake of Brandon Brooks’ most recent injury, he’s had to fill in at right guard. He’s done so admirably, and things seemed to stabilize with his presence and Lane Johnson’s return. Driscoll left the field with an apparent hand injury. According to a team report, he’s questionable to return.

Unfortunately, there’s more bad news to report.

Jalen Reagor joins Jack Driscoll in the locker room. Both are questionable to return.

Later on, in the same first-quarter drive that Philly lost Driscoll on, we thought we had seen Jalen Reagor’s most recent touchdown of the season. Who knew he was actually a running back this whole time?

In the end, the touchdown wouldn’t count as Reagor was ruled down by contact inside the one-yard line. The Birds would score on a Boston Scott run one play later, but Reagor’s attempt at six points would prove to be costly.

Reagor suffered an ankle, was carted off of the field, and, according to the Eagles’ official Twitter account, he is also questionable to return. At this point, you have to begin asking questions about whether or not Jack Driscoll and Jalen Reagor have some issues with being fragile.

During Driscoll’s professional debut versus the Washington Football Team in 2020, he left the game with an injury and was eventually placed on the injured reserve in December after suffering a knee injury in Week 14.

He was also placed on the injured reserve in September of this year to begin the current season. He was activated on October 2nd but seeing him leave the field for the locker room is a concern. Jalen Reagor missed five games during his first NFL season and, by the looks of things, will miss the remainder of Week 8’s game.

Update (3rd quarter):