Eagles lose an important slot corner for somewhere around a month
The Eagles will be without important slot cornerback Avonte Maddox for something like four games.
Maddox was placed on Injured Reserve Monday afternoon with the ankle injury he experienced last Thursday night in the success over the Texans in Houston.
Maddox, a fifth year pro, will miss at least games against Washington tonight, in addition to the Colts, Packers and Titans. He’ll be qualified to bring Dec back. 11, when the Eagles face the Giants at the Meadowlands.
The Hawks’ backup slot corner is 23-year-old Josiah Scott, who played well earlier this year with Maddox out against the Jaguars and Cards. However, Maddox is one of the top slot corners in the league, and his loss is significant.
Maddox has begun five of the six games he’s played for this present year and has begun 33 games since the Hawks made him their fourth round pick in 2018. He has four career sacks, including one for the success over the Vikings in Week 2.
He’s really played the tenth most snaps among all defensive player, regardless of missing two games.
Maddox has 27 tackles, three pass knockdowns, one tackle for loss and one forced mishandle in six games this year.
With the open roster spot, the Eagles promoted 22-year-old cornerback Mario Goodrich from the practice squad to the active roster.
Goodrich, an undrafted rookie from Clemson, had a great training camp and has been on the practice squad since the day after the final roster cuts.
The Eagles presently have Zech McPhearson, Josh Jobe, Scott and Goodrich at cornerback after starters Darius Slay and James Bradberry. Jobe, another undrafted newbie, hasn’t played any defensive snaps this year.
Andre Chachere, a swing safety and corner, would probably be the backup slot Monday night when the Hawks face the Washington Commandants.