Jason Kelce Not Ruled out for the Year, and More NFC East News

Brad Gagnon NFL National ColumnistSeptember 18, 2012

Sep 16, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce (62) is carted off the field with an injury during the third quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Ravens 24-23. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

The Philadelphia Eagles will sorely miss young center and offensive leader Jason Kelce, who has a torn MCL and a partially torn ACL (via phillymag.com). But strangely, there's a chance that very serious injury will only keep the second-year center out a few weeks.

PhiladelphiaEagles.com's Chris McPherson writes that Kelce is undergoing a procedure Tuesday morning that will determine whether he can return when the MCL heals in four to six weeks. He'd only need a brace to protect the partial tear to his ACL.

Seems like a long shot, but the Eagles will take any good news they can get on this front.  Let's check out other top stories from around the league's most popular division. 


Dallas Cowboys

ESPNDallas.com's Jean Jacques-Taylor writes that it would be foolish for the Cowboys to cut Felix Jones at this point.

Rainer Sabin of the Dallas Morning News writes that the Cowboys could have an issue at safety this week with Barry Church and Gerald Sensabaugh both hurting.


New York Giants

From Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger: Corey Webster thinks the Giants need to be more aggressive with opposing receivers.

Tom Rock of Newsday has the latest on the Giants' injuries. Up in the air or out this week are: Prince Amukamara, Michael Coe, David Diehl, Domenik Hixon, Hakeem Nicks and Keith Rivers.

Remember: New York plays Thursday night in Carolina.


Philadelphia Eagles

From Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer: In addition to being without Jason Kelce, the Eagles' offensive line might not have left tackle King Dunlap Sunday against Arizona.

To help with the offensive line injuries, the Eagles are bringing back Steve Vallos, according to CSN Philly's Reuben Frank.


Washington Redskins

Jason Reid of the Washington Post agrees with my assessment that the Redskins won't be able to recover from the loss of Brian Orakpo and Adam Carriker.

Rick Snider of the Washington Examiner write that there's no replacing Orakpo.