Eagles' Alonso, Thornton out vs. Jets
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Eagles defensive coordinator Billy Davis says linebacker Kiko Alonso and defensive tackle Cedric Thornton won’t play Sunday at the New York Jets because of injuries.
Alonso hurt his surgically repaired left knee and Thornton broke a bone in his right hand in a 20-10 loss to Dallas. Linebacker Mychal Kendricks injured a hamstring and Davis says he has an ”outside chance” to play against the Jets.
Alonso missed the 2014 season with Buffalo after tearing his left ACL. Davis says the team is still evaluating the extent of his injury. Alonso watched the early portion of Tuesday’s practice.
The Eagles (0-2) have struggled on offense in the first two games. Losing three starters on defense won’t help.
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