By Justin Adkins:
Per the Inquirer via agent Kevin Omell, the Eagles will place cornerback Ellis Hobbs on Injured Reserve, ending Hobbs’ season.
Hobbs sustained a neck injury on a devastating helmet-to-helmet hit returning a kickoff during the Eagles victory over the New York Giants on Sunday.
This is the second year in a row that Hobbs, 27, had his season ended due to a neck injury. He only played in 8 games last season.
When asked about Hobbs’ future, Omell said, “can’t speak to that at the moment. Have to see what doctors say and how he feels in the coming months physically and mentally… Right now, he just feels fortunate to be walking.”
At his regular day-after news conference, Eagles head coach Andy Reid discussed the MRI performed on Hobbs‘ neck, saying the scan “showed some damage in there to another disk.”
Dimitri Patterson, who started in Hobbs‘ place Sunday, will continue to do so going forward. No word yet on if the Eagles will make a corresponding personnel move to fill Hobbs’ roster spot. The most immediate replacement to be considered should be fourth-round rookie Trevard Lindley. The team could also bring in a veteran off the street or sign someone from another team’s practice squad.
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