Philadelphia Eagles injury update: DE Derek Barnett (knee) doubtful to come back against Browns (updated)

(Update 3:15 p.m.): Eagles defensive end Derek Barnett later returned in the third quarter.

Original story:

Philadelphia Eagles Defensive end Derek Barnett is questionable returning to Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns with a knee injury, the team said.

Barnett was injured in the third quarter on a game where defensive tackle Fletcher Cox forced a fumble when he hit Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield. Linebacker Alex Singleton picked it up, and in the Eagles’ next offensive play, quarterback Carson Wentz threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Richard Rodgers to tie the score, 7-7.

Here is the room where Barnett was injured:

It appeared that his right knee collided with Mayfield’s lower body and he immediately fell.

Barnett, 24, has 4.5 sacks in eight games this season. The 2017 first-round pick missed the season opener, but has two sacks in the last three games. In his career, he has 18.5 sacks, including a career-high 6.5 sacks last season.

Barnett made two tackles on Sunday before going out.

Defensive end Josh Sweat, who sacked Mayfield in the first half, is behind Barnett on the depth chart, while training team defensive end Joe Ostman, a training camp star, is behind Barnett on the depths chart. was bred for Sunday’s game after veteran Vinny Curry was placed on the reserve / COVID -19 list.

The Eagles lag the Browns 10-7 in the third quarter.

Daniel Gallen covers the Philadelphia Eagles for PennLive. He can be contacted at [email protected]. You can follow it on Twitter and Facebook. Follow PennLive’s Philadelphia Eagles coverage on Twitter, Facebook and Youtube.

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