PHILADELPHIA — In a shocking transfer, the Philadelphia Eagles launched beginning linebacker Zach Brown, 3 days after he stated Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is the “weakest phase” of the Vikings’ offense.
On Sunday, after Cousins threw for 333 yards and 4 touchdowns within the Vikings’ 38-20 rout of the Eagles, Brown would not solution questions on Cousins.
“I’m right here to discuss the sport, now not about that,” Brown stated.
He was once requested a follow-up query about Cousins being a large a part of the sport.
“Another questions but even so about Kirk Cousins?” Brown requested.
The Eagles didn’t give a reason why for freeing Brown. He had began all six video games for the Eagles. He had 5 tackles Sunday, giving him 27 for the season, which ranked 6th at the workforce. He additionally had 3 tackles for losses.
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Brown’s free up comes at a curious time as a result of Nigel Bradham left the sport with an ankle damage. Eagles trainer Doug Pederson stated previous Monday that Bradham was once getting extra assessments.
For now, Bradham is regarded as day after day. But when Bradham cannot play this Sunday towards Dallas, the Eagles can be with out two in their 3 beginning linebackers, and can be all the way down to 4 total. The Eagles have Kamu Grugier-Hill and Nate Gerry, along side newly-acquired linebacker Duke Riley and rookie T.J. Edwards.
The Eagles will most likely glance so as to add some other linebacker with the open roster spot, and it might be Wilmington local Paul Worrilow. He was once with the Eagles for the reason that spring of 2018, when he tore his ACL, till he was once launched prior to the season began.
He has labored out for the Eagles as lately as final week.
There is a probability the Eagles may just convey him again in the event that they imagine his knee is recovered since he already is aware of the gadget.
Brown, in his 8th NFL season, was once signed final spring to play center linebacker after Jordan Hicks left as a unfastened agent to signal with Arizona. Brown had spent the previous two seasons with Washington. He and Cousins have been teammates in 2017.
Cousins stated he did not learn about Brown’s feedback until after the sport when a reporter advised him.
“Have a large number of recognize for him,” Cousins stated. “If you are looking to write … about the way it was once a motivator for this week, it wasn’t, as a result of I did not learn about it.”
Previous on Monday, the Eagles waived cornerback Ryan Lewis.
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