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Injuries Hitting The Defense Hard

Injuries Hitting The Defense Hard

The Eagles defense showed this pre-season that they were much improved. The improvement continued into Week One, but now, injuries are taking away some of the luster from the Birds' defense.

First, it was Lito Sheppard. Now, his backup - Rod Hood - is out with a heel contusion and unlikely to play against San Francisco. Also, Jevon Kearse will miss the rest of the season and was placed on IR Tuesday by the Eagles. Kearse will have season-ending knee surgery, giving him back-to-back disappointing seasons in Philadelphia. Kearse suffered injuries to his medial collateral, lateral...

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