Brooks will receive a start at cornerback Sunday against the Redskins, Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.
Leodis McKelvin (hamstring) is inactive for the contest, affording Brooks the opportunity to see extended snaps in Week 6. He's collected nine tackles and has recovered a fumble through his first four games of the season.
Brooks ended the 2015 season on IR after dealing with neck, shoulder and head injuries throughout the year. However, the other leading candidate for the job, Norman Carroll (ankle), finished 2015 on IR as well. While 2015 second-round pick Eric Rowe also figures to vie for the starting role, offseason reviews suggest he isn't a realistic candidate to run with the first unit in 2016. Ultimately, as both Brooks and Carroll enter training camp following an offseason of rehab, the top spot on the depth chart could conceivably come down to the last man standing should either of them suffer a setback in their recoveries prior to Week 1.
Ron Brooks (neck) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.
Neck and shoulder issues cost Brooks time recently, even forcing him into the concussion protocol, though it's not entirely clear whether his placement on IR is related or due to a new injury. Brooks played primarily on special teams this season, recording 12 total tackles (11 solo).
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