Brooks was cut by the Eagles on Wednesday, Dave Zangaro of CSN Philly reports.
This is a tough break for Brooks, who looked like he was on the cusp of carving a meaningful role with the defense this season. Despite his many highs early in camp, Brooks has had a riddled injury history that has limited his availability during his NFL tenure. After cutting Brooks , it's conceivable that the Eagles may make a run at fellow corner Joe Haden, who was released by the Browns on Wednesday.
Brooks left Thursday's preseason opener against the Packers with a hamstring injury, Les Bowen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Brooks, who is coming off a quad tear that ended his 2016 season, was injured on punt coverage and forced to leave the game immediately after. The severity of the injury is yet to be reported, but given that Brooks is already coming off season-ending surgery, the team will likely stay cautious with the cornerback.
Brooks is recovering from a ruptured quad tendon that required surgery and cost him the last 10 games of 2016. Prior to suffering the injury, he had established himself as a starter at the position; but now he will have to surpass Jalen Mills, Patrick Robinson or Rasul Douglas if he wants to see many snaps beyond the nickel package this year.
Brooks went down after attempting to make a tackle during the first quarter Sunday. With his injury requiring surgery, Brooks is expected to land on injured reserve soon, opening a roster spot for the
Brooks will not return to Sunday's game after suffering a right knee injury.
Brooks injured his knee in the first half of Sunday's game and was carted off the field with his right knee wrapped. It's unclear what the specifics of the injury are at this point. Jalen Mills figures to see extra snaps while Brooks is out.
|4||10/1/17||@ LAC||4:05 pm|
|6||10/12/17||@ CAR||8:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|11||11/19/17||@ DAL||8:30 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ SEA||8:30 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|