Eagles altering defense after injuries, suspension

From the Associated Press:

PHILADELPHIA -- Injuries and a suspension will force the Eagles to use several players in different roles Sunday against the San Diego Chargers.

Strongside linebacker Chris Gocong moves to the middle, and middle linebacker Will Witherspoon moves to the weakside. Rookie Moise Fokou will start for the second consecutive game on the strongside because of a knee injury to starter Akeem Jordan.

Seldom-used and oft-injured cornerback Dimitri Patterson will be the nickel back in place of injured Ellis Hobbs (out for the season with neck injury) and Joselio Hanson (suspended four games for use of banned substance).

Second-year pro Quintin Demps replaces Hobbs as the Eagles' primary kickoff returner.

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