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Eagles dealing with multiple defensive end injuries heading into Week 2


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People commonly think of Bleeding Green Nation as a Philadelphia Eagles blog. They’re mistaken. It’s actually just a blog about injuries.

Or at least you’d think given how much we’re always writing about them.

The latest news on the Eagles injury front is that Vinny Curry is reportedly set to miss four weeks due to a hamstring issue, according to a report from NFL insider Tom Pelissero.

One would expect the Eagles to place Curry on injured reserve since he’ll be eligible to be activated after three weeks.

In the meantime, the Eagles are suddenly looking pretty thin at defensive end. Curry started in Week 1 since Derek Barnett has been dealing with an ankle injury that caused him to miss all of training camp. It’s unclear if Barnett will be back in Week 2. It’s also unclear if Brandon Graham, who suffered a concussion against the Washington Football Team, will be cleared in time to play against the Los Angeles Rams.

And so the only healthy defensive ends on the Eagles’ roster right now include Josh Sweat, Genard Avery, and rookie seventh-round pick Casey Toohill. Not ideal! The Eagles also do have summer standout Joe Ostman on the practice squad.

In other injury news, Doug Pederson revealed that Craig James — like Curry — suffered a significant injury and won’t be available to return soon. Thus, the Eagles could also look to put their newly-minted special teams captain on injured reserve.

With James hurt, the Eagles only have four healthy cornerbacks: Darius Slay, Avonte Maddox, Nickell Robey-Coleman, and Cre’Von LeBlanc. Practice squad member Trevor Williams has starting experience so the Eagles could look to sign him to the active roster.

Just another fun season where the Eagles can’t come close to staying healthy.

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