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Malcolm Jenkins Says He Suffered Concussion Against the Dallas Cowboys in the First Half

November 12th, 2015 at 12:56 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins revealed to reporters on Thursday that he suffered a concussion in the first half of the game against the Dallas Cowboys.

"I kind of had an idea, but my symptoms went away," Jenkins said on Thursday. "So I kept it to myself."

Jenkins thinks the injury occurred in the second quarter when he and Darren McFadden met head-to-head at the line of scrimmage. Looking back a the replay, Jenkins appears to drop to his knees after making initial contact with McFadden. He did wrap up McFadden's legs and brought the running back down for a one-yard gain. Jenkins got right back up and showed no signs of a concussion after the play.

"No, I kept it to myself," Jenkins said after being asked if he told the team's medical staff. "I made them aware after the game."

There have been alarming statistics that have come out in recent years about head injuries in sports. The NFL has implemented new policies this year to remove players from the field if they show any symptoms of a possible concussion and even have an employee in the booth to specifically look for anyone who may have had his "bell rung".

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Eagles Place Jordan Hicks on Season-Ending IR List

November 9th, 2015 at 4:28 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

The Philadelphia Eagles have officially announced that Jordan Hicks tore his pectoral muscle during Sunday's overtime win against the Dallas Cowboys. Hicks has been placed on the season-ending injured reserve list.

This is a big blow to the Eagles' defense. Hicks had become one of the best defenders since taking over one of the starting inside linebacker positions in Week 3. He is currently second on the team in tackles with 50 and was constantly around the ball.

Hicks' biggest play of the year came on Sunday night when he intercepted a Matt Cassel pass and returned it 67 yards for a touchdown. The pick-six gave the Eagles a 21-14 lead in the fourth quarter. The Eagles went on to win the game in overtime, 33-27.

The Eagles will now turn to the two linebackers they had penciled into the starting line-up when the season started, Kiko Alonso and Mychal Kendricks. Both linebackers have been battling injuries all season, which is why Hicks was inserted into the line-up. DeMeco Ryans will also be in the rotation at inside linebacker when he returns from an injury.

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Jordan Hicks Could Miss 2-4 Weeks, According to Report

November 9th, 2015 at 1:27 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

Philadelphia Eagles rookie inside linebacker Jordan Hicks may have dodged a major bullet on Sunday night. Hicks was injured after tackling Dallas Cowboys receiver Cole Beasley in the fourth quarter of the Eagles' 33-27 overtime win. Hicks pulled Beasley down by the shoulder with one arm. He immediately signaled to the sideline that he was hurt and got up holding his chest.

Seeing his reaction and how he pulled down Beasley with an outstretched arm, lead many to jump to the conclusion that he may have torn his pectoral muscle. Something that would have certainly sidelined the rookie for the rest of the year.

On Monday morning, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport tweeted that he was being told the injury wasn't as sever as initially thought and that Hicks may only miss 2-4 weeks.

During Chip Kelly's press conference on Monday afternoon, the head coach said he had no information about Hicks' injury status and said he was going to have an MRI done during the afternoon.

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Pat Shurmur Hints That DeMarco Murray’s Early Season Troubles were Due to an Injury

November 4th, 2015 at 1:43 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

It seemed a little odd when the Philadelphia Eagles were holding DeMarco Murray back during training camp, letting him practice one day, then holding him back the next.

Chip Kelly told reporters that Murray wasn't injured, he was just trying to keep the reigning rushing champion fresh for the season because the Eagles were going to be leaning on him a lot this season.

Then Murray got off to a horrendous start to the season and has just 307 yards on the ground in 6 games and his 3.5 yards-per-attempt is a career low. We haven't seen the running back that puts his foot in the ground and hits the hole, something Kelly said he looks for in a running back.

During Wednesday morning's press conference, offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur may have accidentally explained why that is.

"When you talk about DeMarco specifically, he's much healthier now than he was early in the season," Shurmur said. "We anticipate he'll make better runs than he did early."

When the next question was if Murray's health was the reason for his slow start, Shurmur started to backtrack.

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Kiko Alonso Plans to Play Against the Dallas Cowboys

November 3rd, 2015 at 3:45 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

Philadelphia Eagles inside linebacker Kiko Alonso says he's ready to play against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night. He injured his knee against the Cowboys during the Week 2 and hasn't played since.

"Obviously I've missed some time and it's never fun to miss time and watch your teammates go out there," Alonso said, via the Eagles' official website. "I'm very anxious to get back out there."

In Alonso's absence, rookie inside linebacker Jordan Hicks has exploded onto the scene and has become one of the Eagles most productive players on defense. Chip Kelly told reporters on Tuesday that he is unsure of who exactly will be available against the Cowboys.

"Our guys have really stepped up and done a good job," Alonso said. "Jordan Hicks has done a great job. But, yeah I want to get in there and help the team."

The Eagles were planning to use Alonso or Mychal Kendricks to cover Cowboys tight end Jason Witten during the Week 2 match-up because of their athletic ability. Alonso and Kendricks could be used in a rotation to cover Witten, while Demeco Ryans and Hicks could be in a rotation for run-stopping purposes.

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