James Bradberry Injury Update Confirms Eagles Fans’ Fears

James Bradberry's latest injury update is bad news for Eagles fans. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
James Bradberry's latest injury update is bad news for Eagles fans. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

The Eagles’ Week 1 win over the New England Patriots is certainly starting to look like it was a Pyrrhic victory. Not only was the performance relatively ugly, but it came with some key losses. We’ve already received confirmation that Nakobe Dean will miss multiple games, but now we have another starting defender out for our next matchup.

Ian Rapoport has the latest on cornerback James Bradberry:

James Bradberry Injury Update

Bradberry left Sunday’s game after colliding with Josh Jobe, and that collision has landed him in the concussion protocol.

There’s technically time for Bradberry to clear the protocol in time to play on Thursday,  but the chances of clearing all the hurdles on a short week are pretty slim. The team (and fans) will have to expect to be moving forward without the playmaker in Thursday’s matchup against the Minnesota Vikings.

This isn’t a surprise, but it’s still disappointing. Ultimately it’s what is needed though — you don’t want to mess around with head injuries, and Bradberry seemed to be in rough shape after what was clearly a scary collision.

So what does this mean for the Eagles defense?

We’ll see if Sean Desai has any wrinkles up his sleeve, but considering it’s a short week, we can probably expect things to look similar to they did after Bradberry went down on Sunday.

That means 2022 undrafted free agent Josh Jobe will step up and make his first NFL start opposite Darius Slay, while Avonte Maddox continues to start in the slot.

Jobe wasn’t getting much run with Bradberry on the field, and he played just 7 coverage snaps in Week 1. That means that, barring any more injuries, we shouldn’t expect this injury to mean much for Eli Ricks or Kelee Ringo.

Kirk Cousins and the Vikings were slinging it in Week 1, racking up 328 passing yards, though that was against a much weaker pass defense than the Eagles’.

It’s worrying that Philly got shredded like they did by Mac Jones, but that was Sean Desai’s first game as DC, and even on a short week this should be a good get-right spot. Missing Bradberry hurts, but it shouldn’t be a make-or-break injury, and this is a good spot to move to 2-0.

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