Eagles lose member of secondary in 1st quarter vs. Falcons to concussion


ATLANTA — Eagles safety Marcus Epps suffered a concussion in the first quarter of Sunday’s opener and has been ruled out for the rest of the game.

Epps started the game against Atlanta in place of Rodney McLeod, who is still recovering from an ACL tear that ended his 2020 season early.

Without Epps, the Eagles will rely on second-year player K’Von Wallace the rest of the way. Behind him, the top backup safety is likely newcomer Andre Chachere.

It’s possible that Wallace would have entered this game as the starter over Epps, but Wallace missed significant time during training camp with a groin injury. Before that injury, he and Epps split time as the starting safety next to Anthony Harris.

After Epps left the game, he took a brief trip into the blue medical tent before going into the locker room.

The Eagles clung to a 7-6 lead early in the second quarter.