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Haason Reddick named NFC Defensive Player of the Week

Haason Reddick
Haason Reddick

Linebacker Haason Reddick has been named NFC Defensive Player of the Week following the Eagles' victory against the Jacksonville Jaguars, marking their fourth consecutive win. He combined for four solo tackles, three pressures, two strip-sacks (both in the fourth quarter), two fumble recoveries, one quarterback hit, and a tackle for loss in the team's 29-21 effort.

Against the Jaguars, Reddick became the first NFL player in 17 years to record at least two sacks, two forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries in a game.

Reddick and the Eagles are no strangers to weekly honors. For the linebacker, it is his second career NFC Defensive Player of the Week accolade after previously earning it in 2020 with the Arizona Cardinals following a five-sack performance against the Giants.

Meanwhile. the Eagles have had a Player of the Week following each game this season – Zech McPhearson (special teams vs. Lions), Darius Slay (defense vs. Vikings), and Brandon Graham (defense vs. Commanders). That doesn't include Jalen Hurts' selection as the NFC Offensive Player of the Month.

Reddick is one of the Eagles' veteran offseason acquisitions – and he's quickly made an impact on the team's defense. Reddick has recorded 10 strip-sacks since the 2020 season, which is the most of any player in the entire league; his two most recent came against Trevor Lawrence on Sunday. He leads the league with three forced fumbles so far this year.

"He can rush, he can play the run. We can deploy him in different ways where he can play in space. He can play different spots along the line. That's a really good piece to have for us because one, he can handle it mentally, and two, that gives us a chance to create different matchups that we like. So, he can play right and left. He can stack. He can do it all," said Defensive Coordinator Jonathan Gannon on Tuesday.

"I'm really pleased with where he's at. But that's what I mean by the unique skill set. He's not just a one-trick pony. He can do it all."

Reddick found his footing in the team's Week 3 win against the Washington Commanders. He combined for six pressures, four tackles, two quarterback hits, 1.5 sacks, and one forced fumble in the 24-8 victory.

Reddick's three-year deal signed in March as a free agent held more significance than just adding a skilled edge rusher to the Eagles' defense. His arrival in Philadelphia was a homecoming – Reddick now lines up on the field where he played college ball for Temple University. He grew up over the bridge in Camden; the Philadelphia area is home to him.

"I'm just glad I get to come back home and play in front of some of the people that got to watch me grow up, some of the people that watched me in my Temple days," Reddick said after his standout game.

"To be able to be home where I grew up at is a lovely thing."

It's safe to say Reddick is settling in well back home in Philadelphia. Tap to read more about Reddick's journey home to Philadelphia here!


Inside Haason Reddick's homecoming and Get to Know with A.J. Brown

Haason Reddick is a native of Camden, New Jersey, who played his college football in Philadelphia. On Monday night, he will emerge from the home tunnel at Lincoln Financial Field for the first time as an Eagle. Learn about his journey.

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