Unfortunately, the news coming out of the NovaCare Complex isn't great. It's a short week. The Philadelphia Eagles are expected to play in a game versus the Minnesota Vikings in primetime on Thursday Night Football, and they'll be doing so without some key components.
Monday's injury report was much more lengthy than the one we saw on Friday prior to Week 1's game. Safety Reed Blankenship, defensive tackle Fletcher Cox, and running back Kenneth Gainwell are all dealing with rib injuries. James Bradberry is in the NFL's concussion protocol. Nakobe Dean is wearing a walking boot.
The news got worse for Dean on Tuesday which forced Philly to do some roster shuffling as a result.
The Eagles elevate Morrow to the active roster while placing their starting middle linebacker, Nakobe Dean, on injured reserve.
The Eagles released an official report on Tuesday. Dean will head to the team's injured reserve. To substantiate the loss, defensive coordinator Sean Desai suggested during his talk with members of the Philly media, that we can expect Christian Elliss or Reed Blankenship to wear the green dot and call plays in his absence.
Nicholas Morrow has been elevated to the 53-man roster as a result. It was also announced that former first-round draft choice Rashaan Evans has officially been signed to the practice squad. The 'next-man-up' mantra has been reintroduced at Eagles headquarters. Bookmark this one. We'll let you know if there are any updates.
For now, this story is still developing, but here's the good news. Dean's injury isn't of the season-ending variety. For now, he will sit on the short-term I.R. which means he is out for a minimum of four weeks.
Update: Another move is made shortly before 4 p.m. EST
The Eagles have completed another roster move on Tuesday. They have reached an injury settlement with wide receiver Charleston Rambo and are expected to announce his release him from the injured reserve.