Eagles defensive end Derek Barnett is expected to miss multiple weeks with an ankle sprain but has a realistic shot at being ready for Week 1 against Washington, according to reports. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)
Barnett is no stranger to injuries, and he has missed time previously with an ankle issue. He has flashed his talent at times in Philadelphia but has missed more than a dozen games over his three years with the Eagles. The team has already picked up the fifth-year option on his rookie contract, but he will have to produce and stay healthy this season if he wants to sign a big contract extension at some point.