The Philadelphia Eagles’ defense has suffered a significant blow for Sunday’s game against the Bears.
The team has confirmed that cornerback Asante Samuel has been ruled out with a sprained MCL and isn’t making the trip to Chicago. Joselio Hanson will start in his place.
As Todd Wright and I discussed Friday night on Sporting News Radio, Samuel’s injury may be the most significant in the entire league this week. The Eagles and Bears are both 7-3 and in first place in their divisions, and the game has major playoff implications.
Samuel leads the Eagles with seven interceptions. Jay Cutler will be glad not to have to play against him.