Eagles Rodney McLeod is out for the second week

Posted on September 17, 2021

The Eagles are two days away from their second game of the season and will be playing it without Rodney McLeod again.

McLeod will remain out after suffering a season-ending ACL injury in December 2020. He has remained a limited participant in practice. The 31-year-old has been with the Philadelphia Eagles since 2016, becoming the fourth-highest paid safety in the league. McLeod has completed 289 combined tackles, 207 solo tackles, and nine interceptions in his run with the Eagles.

Taking his place will likely be Marcus Epps, who is still working through concussion protocol. Head coach Nick Sirianni expects to know Epps’ availability tomorrow. In the event that Epps will also remain sidelined, K’Von Wallace will start. Wallace played in last week’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, finishing with two combined tackles.

Returning for Week 2 will be rookie Landon Dickerson. He won’t start but will eventually provide the team with more depth on the offensive line.

The Eagles play the San Francisco 49ers at home on Sunday, September 19 at 1 pm.

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