The Philadelphia Eagles added two more players to the injured list at training camp, as defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins and defensive end Trent Cole both suffered injuries at practice on Wednesday.
Jenkins left the afternoon practice early with a hamstring injury. He is scheduled to undergo an MRI this evening. There is no speculation yet on the extent of his injury, although it does not appear to be serious. He did rejoin the team after it happened but then he rode a cart into the locker room.
Cole is suffering from an AC joint issue with his right shoulder. The injury occurred this morning and head coach Andy Reid said it could keep him out of practice for anywhere from a day to a week.
The injuries to Jenkins and Cole now mean that the entire starting defensive line for the Eagles is currently injured. Yes, all four players.
Besides the hamstring injury to Jenkins and the shoulder injury to Cole, defensive end Jason Babin has a strained calf that could sideline him for the entire preseason, and defensive tackle Mike Patterson will be out for the entire preseason due to complications from the offseason brain surgery, all resulting from his seizure in training camp last August.
The injuries, however, mean that other players will have an opportunity to step up and emerge as forces in camp. The Eagles only have four healthy defensive ends at camp: Brandon Graham, Vinny Curry, Phillip Hunt, and Darryl Tapp, and each of the four will have a chance to step up over the next few weeks.
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