The Philadelphia Eagles officially placed Jack Driscoll and Avonte Maddox on injured reserve on Friday evening.
These moves were expected. Driscoll suffered a season-ending MCL sprain during the Eagles’ Week 14 win over the New Orleans Saints. Maddox also got hurt in that game.
Driscoll had been starting at right tackle in relief of Lane Johnson, who was placed on IR a few weeks ago. The rookie blocker showed some signs of promise so it’s disappointing he’s done for the year.
Maddox had obviously been starting for the Eagles at cornerback across from Darius Slay. The third-year defensive back was often outmatched, unfortunately. Maddox missing the rest of this season will mean that he’s missed 13 games over three years. In other words, durability is a concern.
On the bright side, the Eagles placing Driscoll and Maddox opens up two roster spots for the team to work with. I’d guess that the Eagles might fill one of those by promoting rookie offensive tackle Prince Tega Wanogho from the practice squad.
We’ll see what the Eagles do for certain when they likely announce some roster moves on Saturday.