Monday, December 20, 2010

Eagles lose Nate Allen for the year

There was one downer in an otherwise amazing Sunday of Eagles football: Nate Allen injured his knee and is out for the season. The rookie safety, who was drafted by the Eagles with the pick they acquired from the Redskins for Donovan McNabb, ruptured his patellar tendon and will be placed on injured reserve.

Allen had a great September but has since hit the wall down the stretch. He was still a steady contributor and will be missed, though fellow rookie Kurt Coleman should be able to step in and do an adequate job.

With Brandon Graham and Ellis Hobbs already done for the year and Stewart Bradley still out for a few weeks, the Eagles defense is starting to look pretty banged up. Luckily, they don't have to be great, they just need to be healthy enough to keep games close and let Michael Vick do his thing in the 4th quarter.


Anonymous said...

FYI "Stewart" Bradley. Feel free to delete this after you fix it.

allthingsphilly said...

HAHAHA!! Wow, where was my head at. For others that come after I edited it, I originally called him SHAWN Bradley