Eagles activate 21-day practice window for second-year LB Nakobe Dean

The Eagles announce the activation of a 21-day practice window for Nakobe Dean. Here's the report and what it means.

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The band isn't totally back together, but some of the guys who haven't been around for a while are beginning to show up and play a few notes. It's been a tough go for the Philadelphia Eagles regarding injuries so far in the 2023 NFL regular season, but we have some good news to report.

According to an official team report, Philly has activated a 21-day practice window for second-year linebacker Nakobe Dean. He should be returning from the team's injured reserve fairly soon.

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Per league rules, for the uninitiated, activating someone's practice window means that the player can now particiate in team practices. With that being said, Philly can elevate Dean from the IR to the active roster at any point during the next three weeks. If they fail to do so, Dean returns to the injured reserve and remains there for the rest of the season

The second-year linebacker has been rehabbing a foot injury that he sustained during Philadelphia's Week 1 triumph over the New England Patriots. He has not played in a game that counts toward the win-loss total since opening weekend. Philly is 4-0 in his absence.

So far on the season, Dean has tallied seven total tackled. That includes four of the solo variety. He has been on the field for 49 defensive snaps and another eight on special teams. Those numbers represented 61% and 28% of the overall team totals in Week 1. He'll return to the starting linebacker position once he's cleared to play.

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