November 07, 2007

Considine Out For Season

The Eagles placed strong safety Sean Considine on the injured reserve list Wednesday due to a shoulder injury suffered Sunday night against Dallas. To replace Considine's spot on the 53-man active roster, Marcus Paschal was promoted from the practice squad.

The Eagles made two changes to their practice squad. In addition to Paschal's promotion, defensive end Marques Murrell was signed by the New York Jets. Strong safety Erick Harris and defensive end Xzavie Jackson were signed to the practice squad.

In his third season, Considine had started in all eight games and ranked sixth on the team with 47 tackles and an interception,


Well you hate to see injuries, but Considine's play has been very poor this season. Quintin Mikell on the other hand has played very well in the absence of Brian Dawkins, and will start the remainder of the season at Strong Safety. If Mikell continues to play well, this could become a more permanent move. Considine has one year remaining on his contract, and could be gone after next year.

Marques Murrell must be feeling great. If you remember he had a monster game against the Jets in the pre-season. The Jets remembered that, and when they needed a pass rusher, they signed Murrel. Good to see him get a chance.

A third guy who gets a big shot is Marcus Paschal. Granted it will mainly be on special teams for now, but in the NFL you are only one hit away from starting.

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