Eagles LT Jason Peters and LB Jordan Hicks Confirmed Out For Season
The Philadelphia Eagles may have added a W to their record on Monday night, but their roster suffered a few losses. Both left tackle Jason Peters and middle linebacker Jordan Hicks were injured during their matchup against the Washington Redskins.
On Tuesday morning, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson confirmed that both players would be out for the rest of the 2017 NFL season. Hicks suffered from a non-contact related Achilles tendon rupture just two plays into the game. This comes after the linebacker had an ankle injury in Week 6.
Hicks recorded 19 tackles for the season, with seven interceptions and five fumble recoveries in 31 games. Pederson has not disclosed who will become the replacement for the star linebacker, but Najee Goode and Joe Walker took the field in his absence on Monday.
Peters was forced to exit the field at the top of the third quarter in Monday’s win over the Redskins. His leg was pinned underneath of Redskins DT Ziggy Hood and he was immediately fitted for an air cast before being ruled out of the game. The nine-time Pro Bowler suffered a torn ACL and MCL to his right knee.
Peters has had 166 starts over 14 NFL seasons and has most recently been a key contributor to Philadelphia’s effective O-line. There is little depth behind Peters, but Halapoulivaati Vaitai did replace the future Hall of Famer during their 34-24 win against the Redskins.
Looking Ahead To NFL Week 8
The Philadelphia Eagles will take on the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, and the absence of Hicks and Peters will be felt. Still, the Eagles lead in touchdown passes while the 49ers gave up three to Dallas on Sunday. The 49ers are 0-6 and have lost all of their recent away games by 3 points or less.
Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz completed 8 of 11 for 117 yards and two touchdowns after losing Peters to his injury. The quarterback’s 147.7 passer rating was a career-best and second highest overall of the week.
SportsBettingPennsylvania.com thinks it should come as no surprise that the San Francisco 49ers vs Philadelphia Eagles betting odds have the Eagles favored. Bovada Sportsbook has the Eagles favored by 13 points, with -850 betting odds for the Philadelphia Eagles to win. The game total for the matchup is set at 47 ½.
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