Nakobe Dean is injury-prone and finished as a result.
Nakobe Dean NEVER missed any time at the NCAA level because of injuries. Let that sink in for a second. He has experienced some bad luck this season. Still, his most recent injury, his second significant setback in nine weeks, has some using phrases like 'injury prone'. Some have even said that the Eagles might want to 'count their losses and move on'.
Okay... Settle down... Settle down... Let's not get ahead of ourselves. None of what we have seen is a legitimate reason to cut ties.
Nakobe Dean is a reasonably skilled player who is playing in the second year of a four-year contract, one that pays him the salary of a third-round draft choice. He's frustrated. So are fans, but the Birds have bought themselves some time with some veteran production.
Philly seems to have lucked out with the additions of both Zach Cunningham and Nicholas Morrow. They have combined for 85 tackles, three sacks (all by Morrow), three pass breakups (all by Cunningham), a forced fumble, two fumble recoveries. That will buy them time until the young lion is ready.
All we keep hearing about Dean is he's smart and a workaholic. If his body doesn't continue to fail him, he'll be fine. We believe that, and we believe the words of his coaches.