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Report: Ron Brooks requires surgery, could go on IR

Brooks suffered a “ruptured quadriceps tendon” on Sunday.

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According to a report from Les Bowen of the Daily News, Eagles cornerback Ron Brooks suffered a ruptured quadriceps tendon which will require surgery to repair.

Bowen writes that the injury could mean a changed roster for the Eagles:

A source close to the situation said Brooks will require surgery and is unlikely to be completely healthy again until next July's training camp. That means he will go on injured reserve and the team will have a roster spot to fill.

It sounds like Brooks is out for the rest of the season, which is a blow to a team already lacking in cornerback depth and talent.

The Eagles could theoretically sign a cornerback to take advantage of that open roster spot, although they already have rookie corner C.J. Smith on the 53-man roster.

According to Geoff Mosher of 97.5 the Fanatic, the Eagles are going to bring in offseason darling Aaron Grymes for a workout today.

Workouts don’t always mean signings, but the fact that the Eagles moved this swiftly to bring Grymes in after the injury, and the fact that the roster spot will likely be open pretty soon, means it’s at least worth noting his workout and keeping an eye open.

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