Eagles fear serious knee injury for Rodney McLeod


The Eagles fear safety Rodney McLeod has a serious knee injury, a team source told NBC Sports Philadelphia’s John Clark:

McLeod is scheduled to undergo an MRI Monday morning, Clark said.

McLeod suffered a non-contact left knee injury five minutes into the third quarter of the Eagles’ win over the Saints at the Linc and did not return to the game.

He had played all 1,948 Eagles defensive snaps over the last two years up until the point he got hurt Sunday, and was the only player on either side of the ball who hadn’t missed a snap this year.

McLeod missed most of the 2018 season after suffering a torn ACL in his right knee during the Eagles’ Week 3 win over the Colts at the Linc.

McLeod, 30, was named the Eagles’ Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year last week for his community service and charity work.

McLeod is signed through next year on a two-year, $8.65 million deal. He carries a $5.2 million cap number next year.

The Eagles also lost defensive backs Avonte Maddox (knee) and Darius Slay (concussion) Sunday and were already without Cre’Von LeBlanc and Craig James, who are on Injured Reserve. They were also without Michael Jacquet and Grayland Arnold, who were both inactive with less-serious injuries Sunday. Which meant they were down seven defensive backs by the end of the game.

The injuries left them with six available defensive backs: Jalen Mills, Nickell Robey-Coleman, rookie K’Von Wallace, special teamer Marcus Epps, newly acquired Kevon Seymour (in his first game since 2017) and undrafted rookie Jameson Houston (in his first NFL game on a practice squad elevation).


The Eagles also have corner Elijah Riley on the practice squad.

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