Barnett appeared in just six games during his second season, largely thanks to a torn rotator cuff in one of his shoulders that required season-ending surgery to repair. However, it doesn't seem as if the 2017 first-rounder is at risk of missing most of the Eagles' offseason program, a time Barnett could use to strengthen his position within an Eagles' defensive line rotation that could lose both Brandon Graham and Chris Long to unrestricted free agency this spring.
Barnett (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.
Barnett underwent surgery to address a shoulder injury earlier this week, and will miss the remainder of the 2018 season on injured reserve. The 2017 first-round pick will set his sights on a 2019 return, and Michael Bennett, Chris Long and Josh Sweat should all receive increased defensive workloads for the remainder of the season in Barnett's absence.
Barnett (shoulder) has undergone a surgical procedure on his shoulder and will be sidelined for the remainder of the 2018 season, Eliot Shorr-Parks of Sports Radio 94 WIP Philadelphia reports.
Barnett's shoulder injury first popped up in early October. After sitting out last week, it was revealed Tuesday that season-ending shoulder surgery was on tap. That procedure has been performed and he will now take aim at returning to the field in 2019. Chris Long, Michael Bennett and Josh Sweat are all candidates to see added run in the defensive line rotation in his absence.
Barnett (shoulder) will undergo surgery this week to address a torn rotator cuff and will be placed on injured reserve, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Barnett had been nursing the shoulder injury the past few weeks, but the Eagles didn't reveal the extent of the issue until after coach Doug Pederson announced the second-year player would be shut down for the season following surgery. With Barnett out of the mix, Chris Long, Michael Bennett and Josh Sweat will likely handle increased reps in the Eagles' defensive-end rotation.
Barnett is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery to address a shoulder injury, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Barnett, the Eagles' 2017 first-round pick, sat out the Eagles' Week 5 loss to the Vikings due to the issue. Though he was available the last two contests, Barnett failed to provide much of an impact as a pass rusher and had been limited in practices while managing the injury. With the Eagles sending Barnett in for surgery to correct the matter, one of Michael Bennett or Chris Long will move into a starting role at defensive end opposite Brandon Graham, though both players will see heightened roles in the line rotation. Expect the Eagles to place Barnett on injured reserve within the next few days.
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