Report: Eagles sign free agent LB in wake of Nakobe Dean injury
The Eagles will be without their starting linebacker for an extended period of time.
According to multiple reports, LB Nakobe Dean suffered a foot injury in yesterday’s win over New England and will miss multiple weeks.
#Eagles LB Nakobe Dean is expected to miss multiple weeks with a foot injury suffered yesterday in their win over the #Patriots, sources say. It was relatively decent news considering, as no surgery is required — he should be back with plenty of time this season.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 11, 2023
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The injury isn’t season-ending and no surgery is required, but Dean will likely be placed on short-term injured reserve. Several doctors have speculated a minor Lisfranc injury, which typically takes 6 to 8 weeks to heal. Dean was seen in a walking boot after exiting the game in the second half.
Without Dean, the Eagles are left with Zach Cunningham and Christian Ellis at linebacker. Nicholas Morrow is also eligible to be called up from the practice squad.
To help fill the void, the Eagles have signed free-agent linebacker Rashaan Evans to the practice squad. Evans, a former first-round pick, posted a career-high 159 combined tackles while starting all 17 games for Atlanta last season.
With Eagles LB Nakobe Dean out for about a month due to a foot injury, Philadelphia is signing former Titans’ first-round pick, LB Rashaan Evans, to its practice squad, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 11, 2023
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