The Eagles have opened Nakobe Dean's 21-day practice window, designating him for a return from the Injured Reserve list.
Dean has been rehabbing a foot injury that he suffered in the Week 1 win over the New England Patriots. The linebacker has not played since the opening weekend.
Dean made seven tackles in his only game this season. Last season, the former Georgia Bulldog played primarily on special teams and made six defensive tackles, one for a loss.
In his absence, Zach Cunningham and Nicholas Morrow have stepped up. Cunningham is tied for the team lead with 33 tackles and has one tackle for loss, one quarterback hit, and one fumble recovery. After spending Week 1 on the practice squad, Morrow is not far behind Cunningham. The six-year veteran has 21 tackles, six tackles for loss, four quarterback hits, three sacks (all in the win over Washington), one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery.
The Eagles will have to decide by Saturday at 4 PM whether Dean plays this weekend against the New York Jets. There is currently an open roster spot after guard Cam Jurgens was placed on Injured Reserve last week. – Written by Owen Boyle
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