Eagles place Hobbs on IR with neck injury

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia Eagles have placed cornerback Ellis Hobbs on injured reserve, ending his season.

Hobbs sustained a neck injury in a helmet-to-helmet collision with New York Giants defensive lineman Dave Tollefson on the second-half kickoff in Sunday’s 27-17 win over New York.

Hobbs was down on the field for 11 minutes before leaving on a stretcher. Coach Andy Reid says surgery is uncertain at this point.

Last year, Hobbs missed the final nine games with a neck injury that required surgery. He began this season as the starter but recently lost his job to Dimitri Patterson.

The Eagles signed cornerback Brandon Hughes off the Giants‘ practice squad to replace Hobbs.

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