Eagles DE Derek Barnett Done For Year

Eagles defensive end Derek Barnett is done for the season thanks to a serious shoulder injury, a source tells Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter). The former first-round pick recorded 2.5 sacks and 17 tackles before his season came to a premature end. 

Barnett, 22, was the No. 14 overall pick in last year’s draft. He compiled five sacks, one forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries as a reserve, and had a couple of key moments in the team’s run to a ring last year.

This year, Barnett earned a promotion to the starting lineup and was on his way to a fine follow-up effort. He’ll be missed, but the Eagles have an embarrassment of riches from which to draw from at defensive end. The backup unit includes former Pro Bowler Michael Bennett, Chris Long, and fourth-round rookie Josh Sweat.

The defending champs will face the Jaguars in London on Sunday – sans Barnett – before entering their Week 9 bye.

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4 comments on “Eagles DE Derek Barnett Done For Year

  1. Z-A

    Well… now I don’t expect them to make a trade for a running back.. their DL was already ineffective. Losing Barnett won’t help. Shane Ray and Haason Reddick? Both under-performing.

    Maybe the Birds become sellers? Foles would be the most likely dealt part.

  2. fletch1367

    Foles should have been dealt while he was still in Disney World after the Super Bowl. His value then was highest it would have been.

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