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Sturgis (hip flexor) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Sturgis has been given a timetable of four weeks after suffering the injury in his plant leg. With the open roster spot, the team will sign Jake Elliot off of the Bengals' practice squad to fill in for Sturgis in his absence.
Sturgis (hip flexor) is expected to be out four weeks, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
With Sturgis facing a multi-week absence, the Eagles are in line to sign another kicker in short order. In Week 1, the 28-year-old made all three of his field goal attempts (including a 50-yarder) en route to a 10-point effort in Sunday's 30-17 win over Washington.
We'll await official confirmation of such an outcome, but in the meantime, those who roster Sturgis should, at a minimum, look to acquire a Week 2 replacement. Meanwhile, the Eagles are expected to audition other kickers this week.
Sturgis made each of his three field-goal attempts in Sunday's win over the Redskins, but he did miss an extra-point try, and the Eagles later went for two when a PAT would've made more sense. Whoever is kicking for the Eagles -- be it Sturgis or someone else -- won't be a recommended option in a tough Week 2 matchup.
Sturgis made a 33-yard field goal but missed a 58-yard try Thursday versus the Ravens.
The veteran kicker finishes the preseason 4-for-4 on field goals under 40 yards, but just 1-for-4 on anything longer. He'll need to "kick" it into high gear with the regular season soon to start. If he does so, he ought to see more opportunities this year given the upgrades the Eagles have made on both sides of the ball this offseason.
|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|