The Philadelphia Eagles released some injury updates Wednesday afternoon, the most notable being Jalen Reagor. The rookie wide catcher suffered a UCL thumb tear during the Eagles’ second week defeat and is now expected to miss more weeks.
I mean, what can you also say about the Eagles and the disappointing injuries at this point. Basically it is predictable.
The Eagles haven’t put Reagor on injury reserve (at least for now) so maybe they think he could only miss two games? Then again, Drew Brees lost five games last year with an injury similar to what Reagor is now facing. So, Reagor to IR could come. UPDATE: Yes, it is.
The #Eagles WR rookie Jalen Reagor on the reserve is expected to be injured with a tear at the UCL, the source said. This is no surprise given the amount of time he will be missing. But it will be back for the second half of the season (or earlier).
̵1; Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) 23 September 2020
Sources say the hope is that Jalen Reagor can return after the farewell week of November 15
That would mean he could skip 7 weeks with the UCL torn in his thumb
– John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) 23 September 2020
With Reagor injured and Alshon Jeffery still not exercising, the Eagles are reduced to four healthy receivers: DeSean Jackson, Greg Ward, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and John Hightower. Not exactly the most inspiring group. The Eagles might try to add to that unit by calling Deontay Burnett from the training team. It’s also worth noting that Quez Watkins can be activated by IR after this week’s game.
Reagor has the Eagles ‘longest catch to date with a 55-yard hold in week 1. The Eagles’ offense, which already lacks blast, is just less dynamic without him in line. Bad news for a struggling Birds team trying to get back on track after a 0-2.
The Eagles’ day 1/2 picks since Carson Wentz was selected
Barnett: discrete EDGE2
S. Jones: cut
R. Douglas: cut
Goedert: TE2 of high quality
Dillard: Out for a year
Sanders: solid double threat RB
JJAW: block of WR
Reagor: missing time
It hurts: QB backup
Taylor: STer https://t.co/VNDRvILJiR
– Benjamin Solak (@BenjaminSolak) 23 September 2020
In other injury news, Fletcher Cox is described as “day-to-day” with an oblique injury. It’s been a while since the Eagles got elite production from Cox, who only has 3.5 sacks and 11 quarterbacks in their last 21 games. The fact that he is hurt will not help him free him from that crisis.
Rudy Ford, a special team worker and backup security, is described as “week to week”. Last week the Eagles already lost special teams co-captain Craig James to IR. Now another key ST guy is getting off. Ford’s injury explains why the Eagles used training team protection on rookie free agent Grayland Arnold. The Eagles could try to call Arnold for Sunday’s game.
We’ll get even more on the Eagles’ injury situation later this afternoon when the team releases their first official injury report of week three.