The Philadelphia Eagles placed starting middle linebacker Jordan Hicks on the injured reserve list on Tuesday, according to an official announcement from the team.
Hicks suffered a season-ending Achilles injury during the Eagles’ Monday night game against Washington in Week 7. Despite his injury status, however, the team carried him on the roster for a week. Now he’s officially on IR.
The Eagles are obviously using Hicks’ vacant roster spot to make room for the recently acquired running back Jay Ajayi. Philadelphia sent a 2018 fourth-round pick to Miami in exchange for the 2016 Pro Bowler.
If the Eagles make any more trades or roster moves moving forward, they’ll have to cut a player(s) to make room for them.
Here’s a complete list of the eight players the Eagles have lost to the IR list this season. There are some real key names on this list.
OT Jason Peters
LB Jordan Hicks
RB Darren Sproles
S Chris Maragos
K Caleb Sturgis
CB Randall Goforth
DT Aziz Shittu
WR Dom Williams