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.

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      • Z-A

        The laundry list of needs is growing. They need a DE, rotational DT, Corner, RB, and true outside WR.

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  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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