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Week 2 Outlook
Eagles DE Derrick Barnett will miss the season finale against the Washington Football Team due to a calf injury.
Barnett has been out since Week 16 with a calf injury and will not play in the final game of the season. Barnett registered a career-high 34 tackles but was otherwise, not that impressive for the Eagles this season. Barnett has one year left on his rookie deal and is set to make $10M next season in Philadelphia.
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.
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.
According to sources, the Philadelphia Eagles intend on exercising their fifth-year option on defensive end Derek Barnett.
With the fifth-year option, Barnett will remain an Eagle through the 2021 season. The former 2017 first-round pick out of Tennessee has recorded a total of 67 tackles, 14 sacks and three forced fumbles in 35 career games with the Eagles. He had his best season last year in Philadelphia, recording a career-high 6.5 sacks. He’ll look to build on that production heading into the 2020 season.
Eagles defensive end Derek Barnett is officially inactive for the team's matchup against the New York Giants on Monday Night Football due to an ankle injury.
Barnett has 4 1/2 sacks and two forced fumbles through 12 games this season while starting for the Eagles, and their struggling secondary will surely miss having a pass-rushing like Barnett in the lineup. Josh Sweat, Vinny Curry, and Genard Avery could see additional snaps in Barnett's absence.
Derek Barnett racked up four total tackles, one sack, and a forced fumble during the Eagles 34-27 win over the Packers on Thursday.
In six games last season, Barnett had 15 total tackles and 2.5 sacks. He has already reached 12 total tackles and one sack through the first four games of the year. If he can stay healthy, the third-year pro is one to roster in deeper IDP leagues.