INJURY BUG COMES A'NIBBLIN'

Posted July 31, 2012

RILEY Cooper (out for 6 weeks) and Jason Babin (back by Week One) should be back time enough to make an impact on the season. Mike Patterson is a question mark.

Thing is, there's so much depth on this roster these hurts don't really hurt. Even if they were all season-ending, the Eagles have guys who can step right into these roles and do a very good job when they're in.

Coop is the 4th WR. You don't even replace that. You just wave the #5 guy on, toss out a TE, or line a guy like Chad Hall up in the slot. We're solid.

Babin, had great numbers last year but Brandon Graham has something to prove. If Graham can't prove his worth or finds his way to I.R., Darryl Tapp and Phillip Hunt have shown us that they can ball. And what about Vinny Curry? We're SOLID.

Patterson's absence let's Fletcher Cox, Antonio Dixon and Derek Landri grab some extra snaps. Even if we had to look at 16 games of Cullen Jenkins and Landri in the middle, or even Landri and Dixon, we would STILL have a good interior. Solid, solid, solid.

Even with a few nibbles from the injury bug we still look pretty good.

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