Eagles rookie linebacker Joe Walker tears ACL

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The Eagles have some problems to address after last night’s game, but they failed the first requirement of the preseason, which is to get through the game healthy.

According to Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News, rookie linebacker Joe Walker suffered a torn ACL in last night’s game against the Steelers.

The Eagles took Walker in the seventh round of this year’s draft out of Oregon.

They weren’t particularly deep at the position to begin with, and there has been regular speculation they might eventually go sign Stephen Tulloch, considering his background with Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz.

They two sides talked contract earlier this month but never came to an agreement.

3 responses to “Eagles rookie linebacker Joe Walker tears ACL

  1. a bit of a hit. he looked good in pre-season. and eagles aren’t deep at LB, particularly MLB.

    but could be a lot worse in terms of who.

  2. Ashame. I don’t think this guy was going to be a contributor on the defense in his first season, still has a lot of work to do. But his instincts are great, and I think he could of made an impact on special team immediately.

    Good luck healing up

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