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Eagles vs. Saints Injury Updates: 4 defensive players injured on one drive

Eagles are dropping like flies in New Orleans.

NFL: NFC Divisional Playoff-Philadelphia Eagles at New Orleans Saints John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE #2: He played through injury in the third quarter, but Fletcher Cox made his way into the locker room early in the fourth quarter, and for a real gut-punch, Jason Peters is also questionable to return with a back injury.

So you know, things aren’t getting much better for the Eagles at the moment.

UPDATE: After being noticeably absent for much of the second quarter, Fletcher Cox was able to return just before halftime — and drew a holding penalty on his first play back, like a boss.

And despite being looked at earlier in the quarter, Brandon Graham was able to stay on the field. So things could get a little better for the defensive line when they’re back from halftime.

The second quarter has not been nearly as friendly for the Eagles, and things got worse after Nick Foles threw a pass that was intercepted by Saints’ Marshon Lattimore. First, you had Rasul Douglas getting carted off the field with an ankle injury.

And then, on what should have been a three-and-out, the Saints moved the sticks thanks to a fake punt, which also resulted in Fletcher Cox going down. He was able to leave the field under his own power, and could maybe return.

As if things couldn’t actually get worse for the Eagles defense, two plays later, Michael Bennett went down forcing another injury timeout. Bennett, like Cox, was able to leave the field under his own power after what appeared to be a bit of stretching by trainers and was able to return later in the drive. (Phew.)

Although that was about the only good news to come out of the first half of the second quarter — the Saints ended up scoring on the drive, and then Brandon Graham was another Eagle being looked at on the sideline.

So, a week after the team seemed to escape pretty injury-free, they are back to getting roughed up in New Orleans.

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