Eagles lose starting cornerback Ron Brooks for season

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The Eagles’ defense suffered a big blow in Sunday’s win over the Vikings.

Ron Brooks, a starting cornerback, is done for the season after he ruptured his right quadriceps tendon during the game. Eagles coach Doug Pederson confirmed that Brooks is out for the year today.

Brooks arrived as a free agent this year from Buffalo, where he had also played for Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz. Brooks has started five games this year on defense and also plays on special teams.

The Eagles will likely have safety Malcolm Jenkins play more slot cornerback to fill in for Brooks, while Jaylen Watkins will get more playing time at safety.