Eagles shaking up their secondary

The Philadelphia Eagles are shaking up their secondary coming out of the bye week.

Thanks to the Kenny Britt effect, Dimitri Patterson will replace Ellis Hobbs as the team’s starting right cornerback, according to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The Eagles come out of their bye week preparing for Sunday’s meeting with the Indianapolis Colts and Peyton Manning. The move was driven by the fact that Britt torched Philadelphia for 225 yards and three touchdowns on seven receptions when they last played Oct. 24.

Hobbs is the fall guy for that performance, a fourth-quarter explosion that led to a loss for the Eagles.

“I'm a competitor, and I'm going to feel like I can cover anybody," Patterson said. "So Kenny Britt was no exception, and this week will be no exception, and the rest of my career will be no exception. My mind-set week in and week out is that I feel confident that I can cover anybody."

The report indicates that Hobbs could be ailing from an unspecified injury. He was not at practice Monday and the team reportedly said he was seeing a doctor. So whether Patterson is the man or the man for right now at the position remains to be seen.

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