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Well another one bites the dust for the Birds. The 2nd Eagle goes down in only the 4th full team practice on Monday afternoon. Newly signed LB Jason Phillips was injured in a non-contact drill during Monday’s afternoon practice which he needed to be carted off.
RB Lesean McCoy talked to the media after practice, he kind of let the cat out of the bag with his comment that the Eagles have now lost two players for the season. The Eagles then made the speculation official with the announcement that the linebacker tore his ACL in his right knee .
The 5th year veteran has played in 30 games(2 starts) and has recorded 17 total tackles throughout his career as a reserve linebacker but he made his money on special teams. He was a valuable special teamer and that is where he really emerged. He led the Carolina Panthers in 2012 with 16 special team tackles and he has experience playing in a 3-4 defense.
The Eagles signed the veteran linebacker to a 2-year contract back in March. He was competing for a backup role behind starters Demeco Ryans and Mychal Kendricks. In his place the Eagles have signed undrafted rookie ILB Travis Long to a 1 year deal.
LT Jason Peters Says He Is Ready To Go
-One man besides the quarterbacks that everyone has their eyes on is LT Jason Peters. Peters has been recovering from a torn ACL he suffered last offseason. Peters talked to the media on Monday and says if season started today he would be good to go….
Training Camp Video Interviews S Earl Wolff TE James Casey Eagles Head Coach Chip Kelly Pt1 Pt2 Pt3
The Eagles have off on Tuesday and get back to work on Wednesday afternoon