The Eagles received an unfortunate injury update on former first-rounder Derek Barnett on Monday.
It was announced that Barnett will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a torn ACL in Philadelphia’s Week 1 win over the Detroit Lions.
An MRI revealed that Eagles’ DE Derek Barnett suffered a season-ending torn ACL during Sunday’s win over the Detroit Lions, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 12, 2022
Barnett had entered his sixth season with the Eagles, but his tenure had been filled with injuries and inconsistencies.
He signed a two-year deal in March after testing the waters in free agency, though the Eagles have a potential out after the season, according to Spotrac.
Barnett was playing behind DE Josh Sweat, but was considered to be a valuable depth piece for the Eagles’ pass rush.
Barnett has 147 tackles, 21.5 sacks, and 36 tackles for loss in 65 games for the Eagles.
Nick Sirianni confirms that Derek Barnett is out for the year with a torn ACL. “He’ll be missed…I hate that for him and I hate that for this team. I can’t tell you how (highly) I think of Derek” #Eagles— Eliot Shorr-Parks (@EliotShorrParks) September 12, 2022
It remains to be seen who the team will activate once they place Barnett on injured reserve, but it’s a tough break for an Eagles pass rush that sacked Lions QB Jared Goff just once on Sunday.
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