Key Eagles DB exits Chargers game, then returns


If the Eagles pull out a comeback win against the Chargers, they might have to do it without Darius Slay. The Eagles’ top cornerback is questionable to return with a hamstring injury.

On the Chargers scoring drive early in the fourth quarter, Slay tweaked his right hamstring. He went to the medical tent as trainers worked on it. He didn’t go into the locker room and was seen on the sideline. Zech McPhearson took over in his place.

The Eagles also lost Avonte Maddox for about a quarter on Sunday.

The Eagles’ 25-year-old nickel cornerback limped off the field in the first quarter with a knee injury and was officially listed as questionable to return, but he got back on the field about five minutes into the second quarter.

After getting checked out by trainers on the sideline during the Chargers’ second drive, Maddox limped his way into the locker room..

Losing Maddox would've been a big loss for the Eagles if Maddox can’t return. Maddox has played very well this season and in this game was going to see a lot of Chargers Pro Bowler Keenan Allen.

In Maddox’s absence, Andre Chachere got on the field ahead of rookie Zech McPhearson. On a huge 4th-down stop on the goal line, Chachere and Darius Slay combined for a huge stop.

The Chargers on their second drive of the game — the drive when Maddox got hurt — marched 98 yards but came away empty handed after a huge goal line stand from Jonathan Gannon’s defense.


The Eagles don’t have many defensive backs active for this game. The only other corner dressed for this game is McPhearson.

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