Cooper DeJean Gives Amazing Injury Update Right After Eagles Selection

The Philadelphia Eagles receive excellent news from their new star defender.
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The Philadelphia Eagles made a big splash in the second round of the 2024 NFL Draft by selecting one of the most intriguing prospects in the draft class, Cooper DeJean out of Iowa.

The talented defensive back surprisingly fell to the second round and the Eagles general manager Howie Roseman was smart enough to not allow him to fall past them. Instead, he used the two second-rounders at his disposal to move up to No. 40 and select the versatile cornerback.

After his unexpected fall in the draft, some have wondered whether there was a medical concern related to DeJean. He had suffered a broken fibula in November 2023 and had missed the remainder of the season, after all. However, he just provided an excellent update following his draft selection about his health status.

New Eagles Defender Cooper DeJean is Healthy and Ready to Go

DeJean saying that he is already ready to play is excellent news for the Eagles. That means he had a fast recovery from a broken fibula, and he should be ready to participate in team activities as soon as possible giving him a chance to work out with his teammates.

The Eagles are hoping that the Iowa standout is an immediate contributor. Philadelphia's secondary struggled immensely last season as the team completely fell apart. They understandably addressed that need in the first round by selecting Quinyon Mitchell out of Toledo. Both Mitchell and DeJean will have a chance to compete for the starting job over James Bradberry. DeJean's versatility will make him a candidate to take snaps at safety as well.

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