PHILADELPHIA – Eagles wide receiver Seyi Ajirotutu was listed as out for Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys. Ajirotutu got a concussion during Monday night’s game in Atlanta and has not been able to practice all week.
Outside linebacker Marcus Smith, who pulled a hamstring during a training camp practice last month, was listed as probable on the Eagles’ last injury report of the week. Smith, the Eagles’ first-round draft pick last year, was inactive for the game in Atlanta.
Ajirotutu plays mainly on special teams. He is one of the gunners on the Eagles’ punt team.
“We were rotating four gunners,” Eagles coach Chip Kelly said. “We had [Josh] Huff, [Eric] Rowe, [E.J.] Biggers and ‘Tutu. So it was one of those [who replaced Ajirotutu]. I don't know if we punted after [Ajirotutu was hurt].”
With Smith out, defensive end Vinny Curry played some downs at outside linebacker.
“He was a little up and down there,” Kelly said. “A couple times, he lost containment: once on the quarterback when we had a naked [bootleg] back our way. But I thought the transition for him, never really having played there and just [getting] his feet wet in the preseason, we felt he did a good job. But we have got to get dialed in a little bit some on responsibilities.”
If Smith is ready to play, he could step into the backup outside linebacker role. That would leave Curry free to play defensive end, where he managed 8.5 quarterback sacks in limited action last season.
The only other injury listed for the Eagles was center David Molk’s torn biceps. Molk was placed on season-ending injured reserve. The Eagles signed Julian Vandervelde to replace Molk on the 53-man roster.