LB - PHI - IR
Week 3 Outlook
Nakobe Dean (foot) has been placed on Philadelphia's injured reserve.
Dean suffered a foot injury of some kind in Sunday's win over the Patriots, and the team is now placing him on injured reserve while he recovers. He will be out for the next four weeks at the minimum, which is tough for an Eagles' defense that relies on him to wear the green dot and be the field general. Philadelphia has signed Nicholas Morrow and Rashaan Evans to try to make up for the second-year linebacker's absence.
Nakobe Dean (foot) is expected to miss multiple weeks because of an injury he suffered in Week 1.
Dean suffered a foot injury during Sunday's win over the Patriots that will force him to miss multiple weeks. No surgery is required for the injury, but there's still a possibility that he ends up on short-term IR. The second-year linebacker is the playcaller for Philadelphia's defense, so they'll need to find someone else to cover that role over the next few weeks while Dean is out.
Nakobe Dean will practice in a limited capacity Wednesday.
Dean is rehabbing from an ankle injury, but it is not expected to cause him to miss any significant time. The 22-year-old is competing for a starting role on the Eagles’ defense after tallying 13 tackles in 17 games last season.
Nakobe Dean will not practice Friday due to an ankle injury.
Dean’s injury is not considered serious and is considered day-to-day right now. The team is likely being cautious with the 22-year-old this early in training camp.
According to Jeff McLane of The Inquirer, second-year linebacker Nakobe Dean has stepped up as the leader in the middle of the field for the Philadelphia Eagles, operating as the team's signal caller.
Dean was a captain of the Georgia defense which was one of the most dominant units in college football history. With T.J. Edwards out of Philly, Dean can step right into that role with experience. Dean didn't play much in his rookie season, as injuries forced his fall in the 2022 NFL Draft, but he and Nicholas Morrow are reportedly manning the first unit for the Eagles, likely setting him up for a crucial role in 2023.