October 12, 2023   2 MIN READ

Tackle Up, Tackle Down

Slay Misses Second Straight Practice; Jalen Carter Hurt


Ahead of the Philadelphia Eagles Week 6 matchup against the New York Jets, Thursday’s injury report did not relieve major injury concerns surrounding the team.

Jalen Carter

Jalen Carter

All-Pro cornerback Darius Slay missed his second consecutive day of practice with a knee injury, as did starting safety Justin Evans.

Another missed day of practice would likely leave the Eagles without two members of the starting secondary come Sunday.

Josh Jobe, who did not play a defensive snap last week after taking a majority of the outside reps in the previous three weeks, would be in line to start across from Bradberry in place of Slay, while Terrell Edmunds would likely step up as the starting safety next to Reed Blankenship, as was the case in Week 4.

On the defensive line, the Eagles are swapping one major piece for another. While Fletcher Cox (back) is now practicing fully, the team was without rookie DT Jalen Carter, who has performed at an elite level in his first five games, due to an ankle injury.

Defensive tackle Marlon Tuipuloto (triceps), who missed last week, returned to practice in a limited fashion, while safety Sydney Brown (hamstring), and linebacker Nakobe Dean (foot) remain limited after both missing multiple weeks, Dean since Week 1.

The Eagles will have until Saturday to decide whether to activate Dean from injured reserve. If Dean were to be activated, a player would have to be dropped. The team’s open 53-man roster spot was filled up with the signing of punter Braden Mann after his three practice squad elevations had dried up.

– Benjamin Paul is a staff writer for InsideTheBirds.com.

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