The Eagles, who largely completed the season without any COVID-19 complications, may have hit a bump to end the season. The team announced Thursday that defensive back Jalen Mills has been placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, ending his season. He finishes the year with 74 tackles, 1.5 sacks and one interception and was the only player in the secondary to play in every game this season.
The move comes as Mills, one of the last remaining healthy defensive backs on the Eagles’ roster, is set to hit free agency after the season.
After he was drafted in the seventh-round of the 2016 NFL Draft, Mills entered the starting lineup for Eagles as a rookie and played cornerback up until this season when he made the switch to safety after the team cut Malcolm Jenkins. He signed a one-year deal this past offseason to remain with the team but given the organization’s looming salary cap situation it remains to be seen whether or not they’ll be able to re-sign him.