Eagles' cornerback and kickoff returner Ellis Hobbs is headed to the season-ending Injured Reserve list with a neck injury he suffered in Sunday's loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Head coach Andy Reid said a trio that includes second-year man Quintin Demps and rookies Jeremy Maclin and Macho Harris will work in at kick returner. Demps right now has a sore ankle.
Meanwhile, Hobbs will have surgery on his neck which doctors believe will allow him to continue his playing career.
"They think they can go in and fix it, where he would have an opportunity to continue his career," Reid said. "It's one of those things. It's too bad. He's done a nice job for us.
"We'll move on and other guys will have an opportunity to step up and play."
Hobbs was acquired from the New England Patriots during the 2009 draft for a pair of fifth-round draft picks. Hobbs spent his first four years with the Patriots. He had been rotating at both cornerback positions in the base defense and was averaging 24.1 yards per kick return.
To replace Hobbs' spot on the roster, the Eagles have signed cornerback Ramzee Robinson. Robinson was drafted with the last pick of the 2007 draft by the Detroit Lions, earning the moniker Mr. Irrelevant, and split time between the Lions' active roster and practice squad throughout his rookie season. In 2008, he played in 13 games, mostly on special teams, and recorded 20 tackles. He was released by the Lions prior to the 2009 season.
UPDATE: Robinson will wear jersey number 28.
*-- Posted by Bob Kent, 11:52 p.m., November 11