Eagles Injury Update: Barbre ruled out; CB Grymes added to roster

Eagles Injury Update: Barbre ruled out; CB Grymes added to roster

The Eagles will be without their starting left guard for the second consecutive week. 

Allen Barbre (hamstring), who left the Cowboys game after nine snaps before sitting out the Giants game, will not play against the Falcons on Sunday afternoon. Veteran Stefen Wisniewski will make his second straight start. 

Safety and special teams contributor Terrence Brooks (hamstring) has also been ruled out. That helped the decision to promote cornerback Aaron Grymes from the practice squad to the active roster, Pederson said. Grymes will be active on game day. 

Grymes was signed to the practice squad before the Dallas game after he completely recovered from a shoulder injury he suffered in the third preseason game. Pederson said had Grymes not gotten hurt, he would have either made the roster or the practice squad out of training camp. 

Pederson said earlier in the week that the Eagles were looking to fill Josh Huff’s vacated roster spot with either Grymes or receiver and fan favorite Paul Turner. Injuries in the secondary made the decision easier. 

Cornerback Leodis McKelvin (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game. McKelvin has been dealing with a hamstring injury all season and said it hampered him during last week’s game. After being a full participant in Wednesday’s practice, he was limited Thursday and Friday. 

“A little bit,” Pederson said when asked if McKelvin suffered a setback. “He felt the hammy a little bit again [Thursday]. He’s getting his treatment and everything, but he’s battling through it like all these guys are this time of year. We just want to be precautionary with him.”

If McKelvin can’t play on Sunday, Jalen Mills would get the start. Either way, it seems likely Mills will be rotated in against the Falcons. The Eagles also have rookies C.J. Smith and Grymes to play corner.  

Brent Celek (ribs) and Taylor Hart (ankle) are also listed as questionable. Celek on Thursday said he was going to play through the pain. Hart was a full participant at Friday's practice.

Bennie Logan (groin) is also listed as questionable, but has also said he's playing.

Kamu Grugier-Hill (hamstring) is doubtful. This is the first time this season that the Eagles have used the “doubtful” label. 

Right guard Brandon Brooks was sent home early on Friday because of illness but is expected to play on Sunday. During Friday’s practice, Wisniewski and rookie Isaac Seumalo will be the guards. 

The Falcons will be without three key players: No. 1 CB Desmond Trufant, RB Tevin Coleman and TE Jacob Tamme have all been ruled out.

Vinny Curry reportedly heading to the Buccaneers

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Vinny Curry reportedly heading to the Buccaneers

One day after being released from the Eagles, Vinny Curry has reportedly already found a new home.

The defensive end is heading to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a three-year deal worth up to $27 million, with an $11.5 million injury guarantee, according to ESPN's Jenna Laine.

After signing him to a five-year, $47.25 million extension in 2016, the Eagles moved on from Curry and his scheduled $11 million cap hit on Friday. The transaction saved the Eagles $5 million in cap space, with $6 million in dead money.

While Curry, 29, had the best season of his career in 2017, his production still didn't match his high cap number and he became more expendable after the Eagles acquired Pro Bowler Michael Bennett from the Seahawks.

Curry will join former Eagles defensive tackle Beau Allen in Tampa Bay. Allen signed a three-year, $15 million deal with the Buccaneers earlier in the week. 

As Bradham re-signs, he lauds former teammate

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As Bradham re-signs, he lauds former teammate

After getting the opportunity to stay with the Super Bowl champions, Nigel Bradham spoke at length and quite passionately about someone who didn’t get the same opportunity.
Brent Celek.
Bradham, the veteran linebacker, spent the last two years with Celek, who the Eagles released earlier this week after 11 seasons.
“That’s obviously devastating, man,” Bradham said. “Taking about a guy who was here his whole career and the way he came every day and his character every day.
“He really … me and a lot of guys on our team what it takes to win a Super Bowl, and he let us know it doesn’t come easy, it takes work, and he came in and worked every day. Like no other.”
Celek was due to earn $5 million in 2018 but is counting only $1 million in dead money against the 2018 cap, so the Eagles gained $4 million under the cap by releasing him.
That cap space certainly helped them find room to re-sign Bradham, who enjoyed a career-best season in 2017 for the Super Bowl champs.
But Bradham was effusive in his praise for the veteran tight end, who has played the fourth-most games in Eagles history.
“You would never know he was (11) years in because of the way he worked,” Bradham said. “So when you lose a guy like that it obviously takes a toll on your team.
“You hate to lose guys like that that meant so much and impacted this team so much. His leadership was on another level. He went over and beyond the things he could have done as a leader. Obviously, wish he could be here still.”