Report: Eagles LB Nakobe Dean (foot) out multiple weeks

Field Level Media

September 11, 2023 at 4:56 pm.

Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Nakobe Dean will miss “multiple” weeks with a foot injury, NFL Network reported.

The injury sustained during Sunday’s season opener at New England will not require surgery but could lead to a stint on injured reserve, per the report.

Dean, 22, started and recorded seven tackles before exiting in the third quarter of Philadelphia’s 25-20 victory over the Patriots.

A third-round pick out of Georgia in 2022, Dean played in all 17 games as a rookie and registered 13 tackles while mostly playing on special teams.

As insurance, ESPN reported that the Eagles are signing linebacker and former Tennessee Titans first-round pick Rashaan Evans to their practice squad.

Evans, 27, started all 17 games for Atlanta last season and led the team with 159 tackles. He has 476 tackles, five sacks, five fumble recoveries and two interceptions in 76 games (67 starts) with the Titans (2018-21) and Falcons.

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