Eagles Injury Update: 2 More Defensive Backs Miss Practice

The Eagles are pretty light at defensive back on Wednesday.

Rodney McLeod and Jaylen Watkins, who both suffered hamstring injuries during Sunday's 27-20 loss to Kansas City, won't practice on Wednesday, head coach Doug Pederson said.

"Right now, day to day," Pederson said. "Keep evaluating, keep monitoring both of those guys."

The Eagles are down to just seven healthy defensive backs without McLeod, Watkins and Ronald Darby, who is out for at least another few weeks with a dislocated ankle.

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Despite the numbers in the secondary, the Eagles still haven't filled the empty spot on their roster. The Eagles have had the 53rd spot empty since they placed Donnel Pumphrey on IR with a torn hamstring on Friday.

Pederson said the Eagles are going to "keep [their] eyes open" but haven't made a decision on how to fill the empty roster spot yet. They have just one defensive back on their practice squad. They signed former Chiefs corner De'Vante Bausby last week.

The Eagles tried to sign safety DeAndre Houston-Carson off the Bears' practice squad, according to Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune, but the Bears were able to keep him by promoting him to their active roster.

The Eagles were so light at safety in Sunday's game that defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz admitted the team started to prepare linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill to go into the game.

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