Eagles rookie defensive tackle Jordan Davis has been placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury and will miss at least the next four games.
Davis was injured in Sunday’s victory over Pittsburgh. Various reporting indicated Davis had suffered a high ankle sprain.
Davis will miss Thursday night’s game at Houston, and the home game against Washington (Nov. 14), at Indianapolis (Nov. 20) and the home game against Green Bay (Nov. 27). He is eligible to return Dec. 4 against Tennessee.
The first-round draft pick from Georgia had played in all seven games, starting five. He has played 154 defensive snaps (33 percent) and has 14 tackles. He also has played 35 special teams snaps.
He has earned the praise of his coaches and teammates for his play.
The Eagles have an open roster spot for the Texans game, which can be filled Thursday.
Defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon talked about second-year defensive tackle Marlon Tuipulotu at his weekly news conference. Tuipulotu has played 36 percent of the snaps and has 10 tackles.
- “He has a really good anchor,” Gannon said. “He was one of the guys way back when, when they leave here for the summer, we kind of give them a plan — this is what you need to improve.
- “I thought that he’s improved what we wanted him to improve at a pretty high clip. So, feel really good about Marlon.
- “He gives you anchor, he gives you versatility along the lines in the three- and four-down stuff. You saw he’s rushing better this year. Feel really good about him.”