Kerrigan (finger) isn't listed on the Eagles' injury report. Kerrigan injured his thumb early in August and was forced to undergo surgery that sidelined the veteran for a little over a week. The edge rusher missed a couple of preseason games but should see the field in Sunday's season opener against the Falcons.
Kerrigan is expected to be sidelined 7-to-10 days after undergoing surgery on his thumb, Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal reports. It's unclear when exactly the veteran pass rusher suffered the injury, but he'll be out for at least the next week after the procedure. Given that timeline, Kerrigan is unlikely to be available for the first two preseason contests, though he could be back for the exhibition finale Aug. 27 against the Jets.
Kerrigan announced Monday via his personal Instagram account that he has agreed to a contract with the Eagles. After announcing earlier Monday that he would be moving on from Washington following a decade-long run with the team, Kerrigan quickly found a new home within the NFC East. With 95.5 career sacks on his ledger, Kerrigan has been one of the NFL's most productive pass rushers since entering the NFL in 2011, but the 32-year-old has settled into more of a situational role at this stage. Expect Kerrigan to serve as a rotational edge rusher behind the Eagles' projected starters at defensive end, Brandon Graham and Derek Barnett.
Kerrigan transitioned to a reserve role in 2020, tallying 17 tackles (nine solo) and 5.5 sacks in 16 games. After missing four games in 2019, the veteran pass rusher bounced back to play all 16 for a ninth time in 10 NFL seasons. He's up to 95.5 career sacks -- most in franchise history -- but Kerrigan likely will need to leave Washington if he's set on another big payday. With Montez Sweat and Chase Young both coming off productive seasons, Washington isn't likely to break the bank to re-sign a 32-year-old edge rusher, even if he's a favorite among both teammates and fans. Kerrigan can become an unrestricted free agent in March, and it's possible there are other teams that still view him as a starting-caliber edge rusher.
Kerrigan (toe) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic reports. Kerrigan didn't practice Wednesday while nursing a toe injury, but he now appears to have put the issue behind him. The veteran defensive end will reprise his usual rotational role in Cleveland on Sunday.
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