By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Philadelphia Eagles are in the midst of a major problem. So much so they had to use wide receivers to practice against other wide receivers.
The struggling Eagles have their top five cornerbacks sidelines. They may not even play in the game on Sunday against the New York Giants.
According to ESPN’s Tim McManus, their top five corners in the game. Ronald Darby is out with a season-ending torn ACL injury.
Jaylen Mills has missed the past two games with a foot injury. Avonte Maddox left Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints with a knee injury.
Rasul Douglas also left the Saints game with a knee injury. Sidney Jones left the Saints game with a hamstring injury.
With the Eagles hurting for cornerbacks, especially if these four cannot go, head coach Doug Peterson will have to try for a miracle. He likely cannot use wide receivers against wide receivers in the game.
The Eagles brass may have to sign corners ofc of the street to play in the game until these four are healthy again. It would be a good Christmas bonus for those who are signed because they may just play in one game with them.
“Yeah, you take some of your young wide receivers and plug them in on the [scout team on the] defensive side if they’re servicing the offense and vice versa,” Pederson said. “We’ve had to do it with offensive and defensive linemen throughout the course of the year. It’s a little challenge because sometimes you won’t get the right look you need in practice, but one of the things our guys have done, and they’ve done well, is their willingness to go out and service and provide the look that we do need. A lot of times it’s from your younger receivers.”
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