A higher math degree is a requirement to keep up with all the injuries the Eagles have had this season.
On Tuesday, two more got added to their Injured Reserve list, with running back Corey Clement and rookie defensive end Josh Sweat having their seasons come to an end.
Let’s see now, those two plus nine others equal 11. Not just any old 11, either, but heavy hitters such as running back Jay Ajayi, defensive end Derek Barnett, safety Rodney McLeod, and starting cornerbacks Jalen Mills and Ronald Darby.
Then there’s receiver Mike Wallace and Mack Hollins, tight end Joshua Perkins, and linebacker Paul Worrilow.
That’s a pretty good starting lineup right there for any team.
Is it any wonder the Eagles are struggling along at 6-7 as they prepare to head to Los Angeles to play the Rams, who are the No. 2 overall seed in the conference at the moment behind the New Orleans Saints?
Clement and Sweat suffered their injuries against the Cowboys on Sunday.
Clement had been rounding into form recently, becoming a part of the screen game and mixing in some carries.
Sweat never really had the opportunity for many snaps, but could have played a bigger role in the season finale against the Washington Redskins if the Eagles were eliminated from playoff contention by then.
The Eagles added running back Boston Scott and defensive end Daeshon Hall to take the roster spot of Clement and Sweat. The team also added cornerback Josh Hawkins to the practice squad.
Scott was signed off the practice squad of the New Orleans Saints. He was the Saints’ sixth-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft out of Louisiana Tech.
At 5-7, 200 pounds, Scott is similar in size to Darren Sproles and perhaps just as versatile. At Louisiana Tech, be rushed for 1,840 yards in 38 games while averaging 21.8 yards on 29 kickoff returns. He scored 15 total touchdowns.
Hall is a former third-round pick of the Carolina Panthers in 2017 out of Texas A&M. The 6-6, 27-5pound Hall played in only one game with the Panthers before being waived in September. He was signed to the 49ers practice squad but was claimed by the Houston Texans on Sept. 25 and added to their 53-man roster.
The Texans, though, waived Hall on Oct. 20 without playing him in a game.