Eagles LB Nakobe Dean out multiple weeks with foot injury

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Nakobe Dean is anticipated to be sidelined for numerous weeks after suffering an ideal foot injury in the season opener versus the New England Patriots, coach Nick Sirianni verified Monday.

“Just thankful that it’s not longer than that because these things can be worse. Just thankful that it’s not a season-ending injury,” Sirianni stated.

Sirianni likewise stated that cornerback James Bradberry remains in the concussion procedure, putting his schedule for Thursday night’s video game versus the Minnesota Vikings in concern.

Bradberry was changed in Sunday’s video game by Josh Jobe, who remains in his 2nd season with the group.

“We have a lot of confidence in Josh; that’s why he’s made our roster the last two years,” Sirianni stated, according to the group’s site.

Dean is a prospect for short-term hurt reserve, however he is not slated to have surgical treatment and the injury is ruled out season-ending, a source informed ESPN.

Dean left the video game in the 3rd quarter, with Christian Elliss acting as his replacement. He was identified in the locker space after the video game in a strolling boot.

With Dean out, the Eagles are signing linebacker and previous Tennessee Titans first-round choice Rashaan Evans to their practice team, sources informed ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Elliss and Zach Cunningham are the just other off-ball linebackers on the active lineup. Veteran Nicholas Morrow and novice Ben VanSumeren are on the practice team.

A third-round choice in the 2022 NFL draft, the Georgia standout raised to the function of beginning middle linebacker this season following the departure of T.J. Edwards and Kyzir White in totally free company. Dean was accountable for interacting the play contacts us to the remainder of the defense — a function security Reed Blankenship presumed when Dean left.

Dean had 7 takes on in his very first profession start prior to the injury happened.

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