Biggs: Eagles CB Samuel has stinger, will undergo MRI

As if the Philadelphia Eagles do not have enough issues in their secondary right now, cornerback Asante Samuel will reportedly undergo an MRI today after he was knocked out of Sunday night’s 24-20 victory at Chicago.

Samuel suffered a stinger and when he left the game it put the Eagles down their third corner with Ellis Hobbs (neck) out for the season and Joselio Hanson suspended.

Sheldon Brown was gimpy in pursuit on Kahlil Bell’s 72-yard run, and he came out temporarily until Samuel was sidelined.

“He was in the game, he started the game,” Eagles coach Andy Reid said of Brown. “And then, on one of the long runs, he kind of tweaked it again. He came out and we were going to utilize him in the nickel or where we needed to utilize him. Then Asante came out and he just dashed out there and went for it.

“Listen, we all know he's a tough guy. He told me all week he was going to be ready to go. I can't tell you that I believed it. I made sure our guys took him out before the game and worked the heck out of him. I told him that. I said, `Listen, if you can't function there, then we can't let you go.’’’

The Eagles are hoping Samuel returns in no time, or they’re going to have real issues.

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