Eagles continue to stock up on injuries to defensive line

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Cullen Jenkins, Julian Vanderveld, Dallas Reynolds

Already dealing with injuries to defensive end Jason Babin (calf) and defensive end Trent Cole (shoulder), the Eagles have suffered another injury to a key defensive lineman.

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Tackle Cullen Jenkins took a cart ride Wednesday with a hamstring injury.  He was scheduled to have an MRI on Wednesday night.

Other injured defensive linemen include rookie end Vinny Curry (ankle) and defensive tackle Mike Patterson, who has yet to be cleared after brain surgery.

Injuries are a fact of life in the NFL.  Every team has to deal with the issue, though some don’t get it as bad as others.  Having injuries early gives other players an opportunity to get reps with the first team and, in turn, improve.

Though the Eagles enjoy depth on the defensive line, they need guys like Babin, Cole, Jenkins, Curry, and Patterson to be ready to go, if the Eagles are going to take the next step in 2012.

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