Eagles news: Jalen Hurts, Sydney Brown injury updates, rival may raid Philly's front office

There's good news to report about these Eagles injuries (some of them anyway), and it appears a rival has been paying attention to the job Philly's front office is doing.
Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles
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With the NFL's regular season in our rearview mirrors, thoughts turn to the offseason for a few NFL teams. The Carolina Panthers have fired their general manager. The Washington Commanders have fired their head coach, a former Philadelphia Eagles assistant. Thankfully, the Birds have at least one game to play. Some believe we're traveling to a funeral.

There's good news to report. A.J. Brown's injury isn't believed to be as serious as we originally theorized. He's feeling better, but the results of an MRI done on his knee will be known later on Monday.

On Monday, discussions of a few other injuries took center stage. It also appears that the aforementioned Commanders may raid the Birds for some front-office assistance.

Eagles news: X-rays reveal zero fractures on Jalen Hurts' middle finger.

News travels fast around Eagles circles, so most, no doubt, learned of Jalen Hurts' dislocated finger fairly quickly (even if they didn't see the game). Thankfully, X-rays have shown no fractures.

As Tom Pelissero reports, the extra day to prepare will be good for the Eagles, in terms of getting healthier anyway. The rest will be good for Hurts, A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith, Darius Slay, D'Andre Swift, and Fletcher Cox. Swift and Cox both sat out of the regular-season finale.

More Eagles news: Sydney Brown's rookie season may be over.

NFL Insider Mike Garafolo reported shortly after the conclusion of Philly's regular-season finale that Sydney Brown's injury might be season ending.

If a torn ACL is the diagnosis, Brown finishes his rookie campaign with six starts during 14 in-game appearances. 45 tackles, three pass breakups, a forced fumble, and an electrifying 99-yard pick-six are the results of his efforts. Regardless of how the season turns out, the Eagles have found something special in their young safety.

More Eagles news: The Commanders are interested in raiding the Eagles front office.

Here's something to keep tabs on. The Commanders have certainly been busy. On Monday, the relieved Ron Rivera of his head-coaching duties. Owner Josh Harris has added former NFL general managers Bob Myers & Rick Spielman to lead their search hunt for a new football ops head and coach. Magic Johnson will be a part of that search as well.

Washington has requested interviews with Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson and their defensive coordinator, Aaron Glenn, for their head-coaching vacancy, but it appears they have their eyes on someone in the Eagles front office as well.

Alec Halaby has been with the Eagles for 16 seasons. He was named assistant general manager in 2022 after spending six seasons as the team's vice president of football operations and strategy.

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