Nick Sirianni announces Eagles will place 2020 draftee on injured reserve

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Sometimes, you can kind of see that the bad news is coming even before there’s an announcement. The Philadephia Eagles‘ Week 12 loss to the hated New York Giants was costly, and now there’s more bad news.

According to head coach Nick Sirianni, one of the members of their 2020 draft class is headed to the team’s injured reserve.

The Eagles are now without Jack Driscoll for the remainder of the season.

When Jack Driscoll went down versus the Giants in Week 12 with an ankle injury, it didn’t look encouraging. With the expediency that Philadelphia’s medical staff informed us that he was out for the remainder of the contest, concern increased.

Now, after listening to Sirianni’s Monday afternoon presser, it appears our fears have been confirmed. Driscoll’s season is over. He’ll be placed on injured reserve for the second time this season, and by NFL rules, that means that he won’t be seen again on the playing field in a game that counts until 2022’s regular season.

Sirianni didn’t provide any info on who will start in his absence. It doesn’t appear that Brandon Brooks is close to returning either, but this is bad news. It definitely isn’t the update that we were seeking following a gut-wrenching game that, for all intents and purposes, should have been a checkmark in the win column.

You know how these things go though. It’s time to put that one in the rear-view mirror and move on to the New York Jets.

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Philadelphia has been relatively healthy for the better part of the 2021-2022 NFL season, but that bye week, one that’s scheduled for Week 14, can’t get here fast enough. This team is limping to the finish line of the longest season in franchise history, and if they want to make a run at the postseason, which believe it or not, is still possible, they could certainly use some rest to allow their bodies to heal.

No updates have been announced on Jalen Hurts, Miles Sanders, or Jordan Howard at the time of this story being written and published. We should have more information on that by Wednesday.