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Philadelphia Eagles: Week 9 Injury Report

Headed into Week 9, the Philadelphia Eagles are struggling as team. Recently, Andy Reid decided to fire Juan Castillo, who he has been with for 14 long years. It should be interesting to how well the defense will play after giving up 30 points. There are a few defensive players who may or not be playing. Lets take a look at the injuries for Week 9:

Nate Allen, S (Hamstring): Questionable

Nate Allen is a solid defensive back and the Eagles would love to have him for their “Wide 9” which requires a multitude of defensive backs. This is a big reason that teams can run all over them. The bring out 4+ defensive backs who cant tackle, but can cover well. Nate  Allen will probably play but filling in for him would be David Sims.

Brandon Boykin, CB (Toe): Probable

Rookie defensive back, Brandon Boykin has made 22 tackles and has played in all 7 games. At this rate he could have about 50 tackles on the entire season. This would be huge for the Eagles, because tackling is one of their main problems on defense.

Cullen Jenkins, DT (Knee): Questionable

Cullen Jenkins is a force on the Eagles’ defensive line along with Babin, Cole, and Landri. Jenkins has 13 tackles, 1 sack, and a fumble recovery through 7 games. It would be ideal for him to pick up the pace a little bit, and get some more sacks which takes pressure off of the defensive backs.

Mychal Kendricks, LB (Trapezius): Probable

Kendricks has racked up over 30 tackles this year, but has been playing while hurt for most of the season and this week should be no different. It doesn’t appear as though his injuries have been holding him back and the Drew Brees and the Saints should watch out for Kendricks when he’s on the field.

Other Notable Injuries:

Mardy Gilyard, WR, (Hamstring, Out), Phillip Hunt, LB, (Calf, Probable)

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