June 14, 2024

UPDATE: Opeta returned to the sport within the second half

LANDOVER, Md. — The Eagles entered Week 8 all the way down to their backup proper guard, and now they’re utilizing their third possibility whereas attempting to return again in opposition to the Washington Commanders at FedEx Discipline.

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Proper guard Sua Opeta bought up slowly with 1:48 left within the first half with the Eagles down 14-3. Opeta tried to get out to the Eagles sideline, however he couldn’t make it, and the trainers needed to come out to the sphere to take care of him, forcing the Eagles having to make use of their last timeout of the drive. After he spoke with medical personnel, he made his option to the locker room.

Opeta was already changing Cam Jurgens, who’s at present on injured reserve with a foot harm. The Eagles at the moment are utilizing Tyler Steen, who was chosen within the third spherical of this yr’s draft. Steen was taken as a possible future proper guard when Jason Kelce retires and Jurgens strikes over to middle. On the drive that Steen entered, Steen didn’t enable strain to return from his facet. In reality, Steen held up nicely on quarterback Jalen Hurts’ 16-yard TD go to A.J. Brown with 34 seconds left within the half.

Seeking to the long run, Jurgens is eligible to be taken off injured reserve subsequent week forward of the staff’s Sunday evening recreation in opposition to the Dallas Cowboys, their final earlier than their bye week.

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