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Eagles’ Ajayi reportedly has torn ACL

ReutersThe Philadelphia Eagles placed running back Jay Ajayi on injured reserve Monday, shortly before several outlets reported he has a season-ending torn anterior cruciate ligament.

It’s unclear when the injury occurred, but NFL Network reported Ajayi tore the ligament Sunday while pass protecting during Philadelphia’s 23-21 loss to the Minnesota Vikings and played through it.

The report said Ajayi will have surgery Thursday, and the belief is the ACL is the only torn ligament.

Philly.com reported that the injury is to Ajayi’s left knee.

Meanwhile, the New York Giants plan to release offensive tackle Ereck Flowers if they can’t trade him before late afternoon on Tuesday, per multiple reports.

A trade appears unlikely, as Flowers’ $2.4 million base salary is guaranteed and he costs $4.6 million against the cap.

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