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Eagles elevate Mekhi Garner from the practice squad for Monday Night Football

Mekhi Garner
Mekhi Garner

The Eagles announced that rookie cornerback Mekhi Garner will be elevated from the practice squad for Monday night's game against the Seahawks.

Garner was previously elevated for the games against the Jets and the Dolphins. In his NFL debut, Garner played 23 snaps on defense (35%) against New York.

The Eagles are without Pro Bowl cornerback Darius Slay, who underwent arthroscopic knee surgery last week. Head Coach Nick Sirianni did not reveal who will start in Slay's absence, only saying, "We got the right guys in place."

Philadelphia will also miss starting linebacker Zach Cunningham and starting right guard Cam Jurgens. Shaquille Leonard's role is expected to expand alongside Nicholas Morrow at linebacker. Sirianni said that the Eagles prepared both Tyler Steen and Sua Opeta to play at right guard.

Quarterback Jalen Hurts, who traveled to Seattle separately from the team, is questionable for tonight's game with an illness.

Hurts' game status will be announced with the rest of the inactives at 6:45 PM.

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