The Eagles have announced the following roster move ahead of the team's game against the Houston Texans:
Rookie Jordan Davis has been placed on Injured Reserve after suffering an ankle injury during the Eagles' win against the Steelers on Sunday. The first-year nose tackle has played in all seven games so far this season, starting five. Davis has totaled 14 tackles since his NFL debut, contributing to an Eagles' defense that's allowed an average of only 4.7 yards per play, which is the second-lowest in the league.
The Eagles have an open roster spot. If the Eagles want to elevate someone from the practice squad just for Thursday night's game, that move can be made on gameday.
Head Coach Nick Sirianni has not announced a timetable for his return, but he will miss at least the next four games starting with Thursday. The earliest Davis could return would be the Week 13 game against the Tennessee Titans.
On Tuesday, Defensive Coordinator Jonathan Gannon expressed his confidence that the defense is prepared to adapt to his absence.
"I feel good about the guys that we have in here. We always talk about how that's one of the reasons we cross-train guys, to be able to plug and fill different spots when guys go down or get injured. I feel good about the room and what we're doing, and those guys will pick up the slack," Gannon said.
Gannon spoke about defensive tackle Marlon Tuipulotu's development so far this season.
"He has a really good anchor. He was one of the guys way back when, when they leave here for the summer, we kind of give them a plan, this is what you need to improve. I thought that he's improved what we wanted him to improve at a pretty high clip," said Gannon.
"So, feel really good about Marlon. He gives you anchor, he gives you versatility along the lines in the three- and four-down stuff. You saw he's rushing better this year. Feel really good about him."