Eagles

Eagles Injury Update: Brandon Brooks (shoulder) leaves Week 17 game vs. Giants

Eagles Injury Update: Brandon Brooks (shoulder) leaves Week 17 game vs. Giants

Updated: 6:33 p.m.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Eagles right guard Brandon Brooks was carted off the field late in the second quarter against the Giants. 

Another injury the Eagles just can’t afford right now. 

Brooks officially has a shoulder injury and has been ruled out. As Brooks was carted off the field, it looked like his right arm was being held in a stationary position. 

Matt Pryor is filling in at right guard. 

This season, Brooks returned from an Achilles injury last year in the playoffs and has played at an extremely high level. He is a Pro Bowl guard and has a real case to make his first All-Pro team this season. 

The Eagles already lost Miles Sanders (ankle) in this game and now they’re without Brooks. 

The Eagles still have a chance to win this game and get to the playoffs, but they might have to do it without the following offensive players they were counting on at the beginning of the season: Brooks, Lane Johnson, Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson, Nelson Agholor, Zach Ertz, Corey Clement, Darren Sproles, Sanders. 

Click here to download the MyTeams App by NBC Sports! Receive comprehensive coverage of your teams and stream the Flyers, Sixers and Phillies games easily on your device.

More on the Eagles

Jalen Mills changes number to recreate himself like Kobe and LeBron

Jalen Mills changes number to recreate himself like Kobe and LeBron

Entering his fifth year in the NFL, Jalen Mills won’t just have a new position. 

He’s going to have a new number too. 

In his first four seasons in the NFL, Mills wore No. 31. But recent signing Nickell Robey-Coleman is going to take over that number and Mills is going to jump to No. 21 after Ronald Darby left for Washington as a free agent. 

Mills explained the jersey number change on a conference call Tuesday: 

I think the number change is just a new beginning. One of the guys that always motivated me was a Kobe Bryant or a LeBron James. You see Kobe went from 8 to 24, you know, LeBron went from 6 to 23 (LeBron actually went from 23 to 6 to 23). It’s just recreating myself. Recreating that Green Goblin, that monster. It’s a new position, it’s a new feel, and it’s going to be new energy.

Mills, 25, signed a one-year, $4 million deal to return to the Eagles this offseason. He said there were some other teams interested in him, but he feels like there’s “unfinished business” in Philly and thinks the Eagles have a shot at returning to the Super Bowl. 

While no other teams wanted Mills to play safety, the Eagles will have him play a hybrid defensive back position to help replace Malcolm Jenkins, whom they let walk. Those are big shoes to fill, but Mills seems confident — doesn’t he always? — that he’ll be able to get the job done.

If he does, he’ll be wearing the No. 21, which has been a strong number in Eagles history. It was once worn by Eric Allen for seven seasons and Bobby Taylor for nine. 

In recent years, Darby took over the 21 in 2018 after Patrick Robinson left in free agency to re-join the Saints. 

Here’s a list of every Eagles player to ever wear No. 21 in a game: 

James Zyntell, Les Maynard, Paul Cuba, John Kusko, Herschel Stockton, Allison White, Chuck Cherundolo, William Boedeker, Al Pollard, Jim Carr, Joe Scarpati, Ray Jones, Jackie Allen, Wes Chesson, Al Clark, John Sciarra, Evan Cooper, Eric Allen, Bobby Taylor, Matt Ware, William James, Joselio Hanson, David Sims, Roc Carmichael, Jerome Couplin, Leodis McKelvin, Patrick Robinson, Ronald Darby

Mills will add his name to that list soon enough. 

Click here to download the MyTeams App by NBC Sports! Receive comprehensive coverage of your teams and stream the Flyers, Sixers and Phillies games easily on your device.

More on the Eagles

Eagles postpone season ticket payments because of coronavirus

Eagles postpone season ticket payments because of coronavirus

The Eagles are postponing the second installment payment date for season tickets, the team announced in a letter Tuesday to its season ticket holders.

According to the letter, the second payment installment, scheduled for April 16, will be rescheduled for a later date, giving season ticket holders more financial flexibility during a period of time when COVID-19 has affected people in so many ways, certainly including their finances.

Here is the full text of the letter the Eagles sent out:

“We hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe during these unique and challenging circumstances. The health and well-being of you, our community and Eagles fans everywhere remains our top priority, and we understand that COVID-19 continues to impact all of our lives in a variety of ways. 

“As an organization, we want you to know that we are here for you and we want to be supportive of you during this difficult time.

“We are reaching out to you today to let you know that we are postponing the second installment of your 2020 Eagles Season Ticket Account - originally scheduled for April 16, 2020.

“The timing of future payments will be determined and communicated at a later date. We are closely monitoring developments and will evaluate every option to ensure that you have the flexibility to make your scheduled payments within a reasonable time.”

Click here to download the MyTeams App by NBC Sports! Receive comprehensive coverage of your teams and stream the Flyers, Sixers and Phillies games easily on your device.

More on the Eagles