Philadelphia Eagles rookie cornerback Eric Rowe suffered a concussion during Sunday night's game against the Arizona Cardinals and will not return. Rowe was injured in the first half and was sent to the locker room for evaluation, and was ruled out late in the second quarter.
The Eagles' second round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Rowe was a prospect many Eagles fans were excited to see play this season. But after a tough preseason, Rowe spent most of the season on the bench and only played special teams. Rowe was thrust into the starting lineup on Thanksgiving when starter Nolan Carroll II broke his ankle against the Detroit Lions.
Rowe was predictably shaky against the Lions and Calvin Johnson, but improved as the weeks have gone on. Rowe's best game came in the Eagles' upset win over the New England Patriots, and was solid last week against the Buffalo Bills as well.
With Rowe out - and with Byron Maxwell battling nagging injuries throughout the game - the Eagles have been using their full compliment of defensive backs, including E.J. Biggers, Malcolm Jenkins, Nolan Carroll II and Ed Reynolds II.