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Eagles to work out kickers with Sturgis hurt

14 September 2017
Eagles to work out kickers with Sturgis hurt

The Philadelphia Eagles will be in the market for a replacement kicker.

Jake Elliott will be signed off of the Bengals' practice squad while kicker Caleb Sturgis will be placed on injured reserve (to return), according to a report Tuesday by the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

In college, he was 81 for 104 on field goals and a ideal 202 for 202 on extra points.

Elliott, 22, was a fifth-round pick by the Cincinnati Bengals and is on the Bengals' practice squad. He was expected to be their kicker this season, but struggled during the preseason and lost out to veteran Randy Bullock.

Elliott was drafted before the Eagles selected wide receiver Shelton Gibson and linebacker Nate Gerry.

The Eagles may place cornerback Ronald Darby on the injured reserve list since he's expected to be sidelined for four to six weeks after he suffered a dislocated ankle during their game against the Redskins.

The 28-year-old Sturgis missed an extra point on Sunday but connected on all three of his field goal tries - including a 50-yarder - to help the Eagles' effort. The Eagles can reactivate up to two players from IR this season.

Philadelphia will take on the Kansas City Chiefs next on Sunday, Sept. 18.