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Sport Eagles activate Vinny Curry, Will Parks from IR

22:50  17 october  2020
22:50  17 october  2020 Source:   profootballrumors.com

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Some good injury-related news came out of Philadelphia on Saturday. This change of pace comes in the form of Vinny Curry and Will Parks being activated off injured reserve.

a baseball player wearing a helmet: Vinny Curry suffered a hamstring injury during Week 1. © Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Vinny Curry suffered a hamstring injury during Week 1.

The Eagles placed Curry on IR after Week 1; Parks landed there prior to his new team’s season opener. The Philadelphia native will make his Eagles debut Sunday.

Curry and Parks were part of the brigade of NFLers who suffered hamstring injuries in September, which came after the league canceled its preseason slate because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This will bring some reinforcements for an Eagles defense tasked with supporting an injury-ravaged offense.

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The Eagles signed Parks in free agency. The four-year Broncos supporting-caster is on track to be a depth piece with the Eagles. Curry is in his second season back in Philly. The longtime defensive line contributor spent the 2018 season in Tampa Bay but returned after one season in Florida.

While the Eagles will be down four offensive line starters in Week 6, they still have their array of talented defensive linemen ready to go. The team also promoted tight end Jason Croom and defensive back Elijah Riley ahead of its game against the Ravens.

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Report: NFL open to team-by-team bubble for rest of season .
The NFL would be willing to put teams in hotels for the remainder of the season in something of a team-by-team bubble. A problem, however, could be the NFLPA, which objected to such a proposal previously. Players could be willing to go along with the proposal. With multiple Week 4 games affected by positive COVID-19 tests, the possibility of major changes might be more realistic. Players could be willing to make some sacrifices to finish the season and collect a full year’s worth of paychecks.It’s worth noting that one team essentially mimicked this idea by forming its own bubble during training camp.

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