The Eagles will be without one of their best special teamers the rest of the way.
The team officially placed special teams ace Chris Maragos (knee) on injured reserve on Thursday morning.
Maragos went down on punt coverage in the fourth quarter last week against the Panthers. Maragos was in pain and was seen leaving the stadium with a huge brace on his right knee.
To fill his roster spot, the Eagles have promoted linebacker and fifth-rounder Nate Gerry to the active roster. The Eagles also signed WR Rashard Davis to fill Gerry's spot on the practice squad.
Gerry is converting from college safety to NFL linebacker but could play a role on special teams.
Maragos, 30, needed to play on defense a few weeks ago because of injury but his main role with the team is as a special teams ace. He has played more special teams snaps (126) than any other player on the Eagles and is tied for the team lead with six special teams tackles.
He was also voted as one of the Eagles' five captains for the season. The Eagles have two offensive captains, two defensive captains and Maragos was their special teams captain.
Last November, Maragos signed a three-year extension worth $6 million that goes through the 2019 season.