Eagles lose yet another quarterback, Cody Kessler, to injury as Carson Wentz sits out


Eagles quarterback Clayton Thorson on replacing Cody Kessler, and DE Daeshon Hall on his 2-sack game.
Martin Frank, The News Journal

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — It didn’t take long for the Philadelphia Eagles to lose another quarterback as Cody Kessler left the game 2½ minutes in after getting leveled from behind by a Jacksonville Jaguars defender on Thursday night.

This came one week after Nate Sudfeld suffered a broken wrist against the Tennessee Titans.

The Eagles announced that Kessler has a concussion. Kessler can’t play again until he gets cleared by an independent neurologist after going through the concussion protocol.

Clayton Thorson, the Eagles’ fifth-round draft pick, replaced him and played the rest of the game in the Eagles’ 24-10 win.

Will the Eagles sign a quarterback now? 

“We’ll evaluate Cody again (Friday) and over the weekend,” Eagles coach Doug Pederson said. “We’re going to get through the next few days, we’re going to evaluate everything.”

The Eagles have held starter Carson Wentz out of both preseason games so far, not willing to risk their franchise quarterback to injury. The Eagles can continue to hold Wentz out of games if Kessler can…

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