McLeod (knee) was placed on IR on Wednesday.
This move was just a formality, with Ward having already been ruled out for the season due to the torn ACL he suffered in last week's win over the Saints. The move opened up a roster spot, which the Eagles used to promote Elijah Riley from the practice squad. Riley should add depth in the secondary, though Marcus Epps and K'Von Wallace are more likely to inherit the snaps vacated by Ward's injury.
McLeod tore his ACL in Sunday's win over the Saints and is done for the season, Daniel Gallen of The Harrisburg Patriot-News reports.
McLeod will undergo surgery and be placed on IR in the near future. His 2020 season will finish with 66 tackles, seven pass breakups and a pick-six through 13 games. Marcus Epps and K'Von Wallace are candidates to fill in as the Eagles' starting free safety.
McLeod (knee) will not return to Sunday's game against the Saints, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
McLeod is one of three members of Philadelphia's secondary to be forced out of Sunday's game, alongside Darius Slay (concussion) and Avonte Maddox (knee). The Eagles already have Cre'von LeBlanc (ankle) and Craig James (shoulder) on IR.
McLeod (hamstring) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's game in Pittsburgh.
McLeod managed to handle full practice reps Friday after having been limited in back-to-back sessions to begin the week. The starting safety has played every defensive snap for Philadelphia through four contests, and he looks on track to handle his usual workload versus the Steelers.
McLeod (hamstring) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.
McLeod wasn't able to log any practice reps Wednesday, so it's encouraging to now see him working on at least a restricted basis. It looks as though McLeod, who hasn't yet missed a defensive snap this season, has at least a shot to suit up in Pittsburgh on Sunday.
McLeod (hamsting) was a non-participant during Wednesday's practice.
It's unclear when McLeod suffered the injury, as he racked up nine tackles (eight solo) and an interception across 73 snaps in last Sunday's win. If the Virginia product is forced to miss Week 5, K'Von Wallace would appear in line to draw the start at free safety.
McLeod made eight tackles (two assisted) in Sunday's 27-17 loss to Washington.
McLeod is the Eagles' most experienced option at safety and has put up between 72 and 83 tackles in each of the last five seasons in which he's played all 16 games. However, with Malcolm Jenkins gone, the 30-year-old has an opportunity to shatter his career marks across the board.
McLeod is re-signing with the Eagles, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The Eagles won't pick up their 2020 contract option for Malcolm Jenkins, but they will hold on to the lesser known of their two starting safeties. McLeod was a 16-game starter in 2019, rebounding from a 2018 ACL tear to notch 76 tackles, six pass defenses, two interceptions and two forced fumbles while playing 99.2 percent of defensive snaps. PFF graded him at No. 52 out of 86 qualified safeties, with a 66.2 grade marking his first time below 70.0 since 2014.
McLeod played all 16 regular-season games, registering 76 tackles (46 solo), a sack, two interceptions and six pass breakups in 2019. He also logged two tackles (one solo) in the Eagles' wild card loss to Seattle.
McLeod bounced back to his former self after missing most of 2018 with a torn ACL and MCL. He came just seven tackles shy of his career high and recorded just his second career sack. The 29-year-old heads into the offseason scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent, so he could very well be with another team in 2020.
McLeod made four tackles (three solo) while also recording a sack and an interception in Sunday's 17-9 loss to Seattle.
It was McLeod's first sack of the season and just the second of his eight-year career. The 29-year-old has two interceptions on the year now to go with 56 tackles (33 solo).
McLeod (knee) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
McLeod was limited in practice to begin the week, and he now appears to have fully overcome his knee issue. Barring any setbacks, he's on track to play his usual starting role Sunday versus the Vikings.
McLeod was a limited practice participant Wednesday with a knee injury.
McLeod played every defensive snaps through the Eagles' first four games but missed a couple snaps during Sunday's win over the Jets. The fact the 29-year-old is starting the week still practicing in some capacity keeps him on track to play this weekend.
McLeod had nine tackles (six solo) and a pass defensed in Thursday's 34-27 win over the Packers.
McLeod had 13 tackles through the first three weeks of the season but found himself more involved Thursday as the Packers relied on their short passing attack in lieu of a run game. The 28-year-old has played every defensive snap for the Eagles this season and should continue in the every-down role alongside Malcolm Jenkins.
McLeod (knee) was a full participant at Saturday's practice, Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.
This can be viewed as a significant milestone for McLeod, as it marks his first full-time work since tearing the ACL and MCL in his right knee last September. Barring any setbacks, the 29-year-old free safety figures to be a key member of the Eagles' secondary this season.
McLeod (knee) participated in 7-on-7 drills Monday, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
McLeod was limited to individual work during minicamp, and he continues to progress in his recovery from a significant knee injury sustained last September. The next milestone of his rehab will be 11-on-11 reps. The 29-year-old safety projects to play a large role in Philadelphia's secondary when healthy, but it remains to be seen whether he'll manage a full recovery by Week 1.
McLeod (knee) expects to be full-go for the start of training camp next month, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
McLeod participated in individual drills during this week's minicamp and appears very close to reaching a full recovery from last September's severe knee injury. When healthy, the soon-to-be 29-year-old is slated to serve as a key member of the Eagles secondary.
McLeod (knee) participated in individual drills at Monday's OTA, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
McLeod said in April he wouldn't be available for OTAs while he continues his recovery from the torn ACL and MCL he suffered in September, but his limited participation Monday is a good sign for his progression. The 28-year-old previously believed he would be ready to go for training camp and currently appears on track for that to hold true.
McLeod (knee) said Thursday that while he won't be available for OTAs next month, he could be available for training camp, Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. "[I'm] right on pace to come back for the start of the season," the veteran safety said.
McLeod tore the ACL and MCL in his right knee last September and will be about 10 months removed from surgery when training camp rolls around. Even if he is still operating under limitations at that point, there doesn't appear to be much fear that McLeod's recovery will drag into the regular season.
McLeod (knee) signed a re-worked contract with Philadelphia for the 2019 season, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
McLeod tore his ACL and MCL this past season and was likely to be cut if he didn't agree to a re-worked contract. The specifics of his deal are unclear, but he'll plan on playing for the Eagles for at least another year.
McLeod revealed he had surgery to repair a torn ACL along with a torn MCL in September, Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.
It was previously thought that McLeod only tore his MCL, and the addition of the ACL may extend the recovery time even further. McLeod wasn't going to return in 2018 anyway, and eyes were on next year for the Eagles' starting strong safety, who had 10 tackles and four pass breakups in the first four games. With Corey Graham nursing a hamstring injury, Malcolm Jenkins will start at strong safety for the time being.
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|Sun 09/20||vs LAR||L 19-37||3||1||4||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 09/27||vs CIN||T 23-23||2||3||5||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/04||@ SF||W 25-20||8||1||9||0||1||1||0||0|
|Sun 10/11||@ PIT||L 29-38||4||3||7||0||0||2||0||0|
|Sun 10/18||vs BAL||L 28-30||4||1||5||0||0||0||0||0|
|Thu 10/22||vs NYG||W 22-21||3||3||6||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/01||vs DAL||W 23-9||1||0||1||0||0||2||0||0|
|Sun 11/15||@ NYG||L 17-27||3||3||6||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/22||@ CLE||L 17-22||2||2||4||0||0||0||0||0|
|Mon 11/30||vs SEA||L 17-23||3||1||4||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/06||@ GB||L 16-30||3||1||4||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 12/13||vs NO||W 24-21||1||1||2||0||0||0||0||0|
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