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.