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Brandon Brooks injury leads to Landon Dickerson debut for the Eagles

Dickerson stepped in at right guard when Brooks was sidelined.

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[UPDATE #2]: Brooks will undergo an MRI on Monday to see whether he suffered a full pectoral tear or if it’s just a strain.

[UPDATE]: Brandon Brooks might have suffered a pec injury, per a report by Derrick Gunn, and will at least miss the remainder of the Eagles’ Week 2 game against the 49ers.


The Eagles have one of the best offensive lines in the NFL, if they can stay healthy. Unfortunately, Brandon Brooks was sidelined early in the second quarter on Sunday against the 49ers with a chest injury and was labeled as questionable to return.

Fortunately, however, the team added a bit of depth this week with second-round draft pick Landon Dickerson being cleared to play and active. The rookie was drafted as a center, but stepped in at right guard to takes Brooks’ spot.

We haven’t had a chance to see much of Dickerson this offseason as he worked his way back from an ACL injury he suffered in late-December. Earlier this week, OL coach Jeff Stoutland said that the rookie is a big, strong, talented player, who has put in extra time be able to put the lineman in position — sure, he isn’t lining up at center just yet, but it should mean that he has awareness of what he’ll need to do at guard, hopefully.