Monday, August 22, 2005

Receiver Jenkins out for year

Bad news from the Eagles web site:

Wide receiver Justin Jenkins, who was injured on the opening kickoff Saturday night against Baltimore, is finished for the season after tearing his ACL.

Reid said that Carlos Perez will take over the No. 5 spot in the receiver rotation. In two preseason games, Perez has a team-high seven catches for 62 yards. Jenkins, a second-year player from Mississippi State who spent last season on the practice squad, had impressed the coaching staff during training camp and was expected to make the team.

With Todd Pinkston already out for the year with a torn hamstring and "disgruntled" becoming a permanent fixture in front of Terrell Owens' name, the Eagles' receiving corps just keeps getting shakier. Expect the brass to keep a sharp eye on the waiver wires the next two weeks for a veteran wih WCO experience.

The other key injury update involved cornerback Dexter Wynn. After taking the opening punt of the game 74 yards for a touchdown, Wynn was injured on a defensive play in the second quarter. Wynn suffered a high ankle sprain and will not play this Friday against Cincinnati. Reid said it's unlikely Wynn will be ready for the season opener against Atlanta. Reno Mahe will take over punt return duties.


At 4:19 PM, Blogger OgO32 said...

Who needs recievers!? The Eagles are so mature. So much the veteran team that they can survive throwing to a bunch of kangaroos. ...

It's going to be an ugly season for the Eagles ... with or with out T.O.

Look out for the rise of the Lions and Cardinals in the NFC. Dallas may even surprise us ...

It might be time to bust up that Eagle offense and start from scratch.

Eddie Kennison would love to play for Philly.

I feel sorry for these guys that are hurt. If they don't fully recover they will likely be cut and forgotten even though they are under contract.

At 9:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

shut up stupid.

At 9:50 AM, Blogger InsultComicDog said...

Was anyone really counting on Justin Jenkins anyway? I mean, if the Eagles weren't already looking for a receiver, was this going to be the impetus for them to make a quick change of plans? I doubt it.

At 12:28 PM, Blogger Aaron Knox said...

It depends on how much you expect to 'count on' a No. 5 receiver, but he was being singled out quite a bit by Donovan McNabb and the coaching staff for his improvement. If you're 'counting on' your No. 5 receiver to know the offense, block downfield, catch 10-20 balls during the season and fill a role on special teams, then it should be a concern to a team that's already lost its No. 2 and No 3 receiveers from last year, and doesn't quite know what to expect from its 'disgruntled' No. 1.


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