Injury Report: Boykin Questionable Vs. Rams
Brandon Boykin is questionable with a hamstring injury for Sunday’s game against the Rams.
Boykin played through the injury last week and was a full practice participant Thursday and Friday. He sounded yesterday like he was expecting to play, barring a setback.
If for some reason Boykin can’t play, Malcolm Jenkins would take over as the team’s nickel. Earl Wolff and Nate Allen would be the safeties in the Eagles’ sub packages.
Mychal Kendricks (calf) and Jason Kelce (hernia) are out.
The following Eagles are probable: TE Trey Burton (Achilles’), CB Nolan Carroll II (ankle), TE James Casey (knee), WR Josh Huff (shoulder), WR Jeremy Maclin (hamstring), WR Brad Smith (groin), OT Matt Tobin (ankle), S Earl Wolff (knee).
EAGLES WAIVE KNOTT
The Eagles signed inside linebacker Jake Knott to their practice squad this week, but apparently he has a knee issue because they waived him with an injury settlement today.
The team now has one practice squad opening it can fill.
BYRD DONE FOR THE SEASON
The Saints have placed safety Jairus Byrd on injured reserve with a meniscus tear.
Byrd was the most expensive free agent safety on the market this offseason, and New Orleans went after him hard. The Eagles, meanwhile, maintained all along that Malcolm Jenkins was their top target. So far, that move is looking like a home run.
The Saints looked like a potential Super Bowl contender going into the season, but they’ve had a disastrous start and sit at 1-3 after four games.