Eagles place defensive end on Reserve/COVID-19 list
The Eagles’ COVID-19 outbreak continued this afternoon after defensive end Ryan Kerrigan was placed on the Reserve/COVID list. Kerrigan joins offensive linemen Landon Dickerson, Andre Dillard, and Le’Raven Clark.
So far this week just Kerrigan and Clark have been added to the list. Only having two players test positive in the 48 hours since head coach Nick Sirianni tested positive is good news for avoiding a potential outbreak.
Losing Kerrigan won’t affect the Eagles’ play whatsoever. The veteran defensive end ranks dead last in the NFL in tackles and is ineffective during his minimal time on the field. With the NFL’s new policy regarding vaccinated players, there’s a good chance most of the players out currently could return by Sunday. The league now only requires two negative tests 24 hours apart before returning.
Eagles Injury Report for December 23rd:
Today’s injury report was another short one, with no significant changes. Outside of Kerrigan, eight Eagles were listed. Of those eight, four were full participants, which is excellent news for Sunday. Jalen Hurts is still limited with his ankle injury, but that is likely precautionary.
Jordan Mailata remained on the list with his ankle injury. Missing two straight practices is concerning, but it won’t be a significant issue unless he misses tomorrow as well. If nobody returns from the COVID list, Brett Toth would be in line to start for Philadelphia at left tackle.
For the Giants, Saquon Barkley was limited in practice today with an ankle injury. Rookie wideout Kadarius Toney was also activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list this afternoon. With Daniel Jones on injured reserve, Jake Fromm is the projected starter for New York this weekend.
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