Gerry has been activated from the Eagles' reserve/COVID-19 list, Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal reports.
With Nigel Bradham now with the Saints, look for Gerry to handle the team's defensive play-calling duties. The 25-year-old recorded 78 tackles and 2.5 sacks in 16 games (including 12 starts) last season. With a full-time starting gig on tap in 2020, Gerry could see enough of an uptick in production to merit consideration in IDP formats.
The Eagles placed Gerry on their reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday.
Gerry was one of three Philadelphia players added to the list. His placement doesn't necessarily indicate that he has COVID-19, as Gerry may just have been in close contact with an infected person or persons. When healthy and available, Gerry is expected to serve as a starting outside linebacker for Philadelphia.
Gerry could handle defensive signal-calling duties for the Eagles in 2020, Paul Domowitch of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Gerry is the only remaining option in Philadelphia's linebacker corps who handled more than 305 defensive snaps (630) last season, per Domowitch, with Nigel Bradham having been released in February. The converted safety compiled 78 tackles in 2019 while suiting up for all 16 games despite battling a core muscle injury, an issue from which he's now fully recovered. Now heading into the fourth year of his NFL career, the 2017 fifth-round pick could be in line to step up his responsibilities on defense a notch and serve as the leader of the Eagles' linebacker corps.
Gerry underwent core muscle surgery this week, John Clark of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
The 24-year-old apparently sustained the injury during camp, but he opted to play through it since he had a chance to seize a significant defensive role in 2019. Gerry ended up finishing the season playing in all 16 games (12 starts) with 78 tackles (52 solo), 2.5 sacks, two interceptions and one touchdown.
Gerry recorded six tackles (one solo), half a sack, a pass breakup and a fumble recovery in Sunday's 17-9 loss to Seattle.
Since securing a starting role in Week 6, Gerry has at least five tackles in every game. He's also picked up his 2.5 sacks on the year in his last four efforts. More big-play potential lies ahead for the 24-year-old in Week 13's matchup with the Dolphins.
Gerry registered 10 tackles (seven solo) and a sack in Sunday's 17-10 loss to New England.
Gerry took Tom Brady down for the Eagles' only sack of the game late in the third quarter. The 24-year-old played all but one snap en route to his second-best tackle total of the season. He's recorded 38 tackles over his last five games and sacks in two of his last three.
Gerry recorded six tackles (five solo) and a sack in Sunday's 31-13 win over the Bills.
Gerry was on the field for every defensive play for the second straight week, and he has a combined 17 tackles between those two contests. He managed the first sack of his career as well. Gerry appears to be logging the increase in snaps with Nigel Bradham (ankle) out, and he's in line for a similar role in Week 9 against the Bears with Bradham unlikely to suit up.
Gerry tallied 11 tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 37-10 loss to the Cowboys.
Mainly a special-teams contributor for the Eagles through the team's first five games, Gerry has stepped into an expanded role on defense the past two weeks following the release of Zach Brown and the injury to Nigel Bradham (ankle). Gerry started and played all 70 of the Eagles' defensive snaps, which helped him reach double digits in stops. If Bradham is back in Week 8 in Buffalo, one of Gerry, T.J. Edwards or Kamu Grugier-Hill would slide into a reserve role at linebacker.
Gerry could end up in a starting role after the injury to Kamu Grugier-Hill (knee), Chris McPherson of the Eagles' official site reports.
Defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz said that the team is confident Gerry can perform as a starter in Grugier-Hill's absence. The 24-year-old mostly played special teams last year but racked up 17 tackles total in the four games in which he saw at least 20 snaps. Philadelphia signed Asantay Brown to help deepen the position with Grugier-Hill likely to be out multiple weeks into the season.
Gerry produced 23 tackles and two pass breakups, including one interception, over 13 games in 2018.
Gerry saw most of his playing time on special teams and really was only a part of the defensive game plan when starter Jordan Hicks needed to miss time with a calf injury. The Nebraska product remains under contract with the Eagles through 2020.
Gerry (ankle, knee) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Mike Kaye of NJ.com reports.
Gerry has remained sidelined since Week 5 due to lingering ankle and knee issues, but he appears to have gotten fully healthy during Philadelphia's bye week. Barring any setbacks, Gerry should play a key defensive role against the Cowboys on Sunday.
Gerry (ankle) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.
Gerry's lingering ankle issue will cause him to miss his third consecutive game, and the second-year pro will not travel with the Eagles to London. Philadelphia's bye week will begin following Sunday's game, so Gerry will attempt to get healthy in that time and set his sights on the team's Week 10 matchup against the Cowboys.
Gerry (ankle) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Mike Kaye of NJ.com reports.
Gerry will miss his second consecutive game of the season due to an ankle injury. A timetable for the starting linebacker's recovery remains undisclosed, but as long as Gerry remains sidelined, expect LaRoy Reynolds to slot into the starting rotation.
Gerry (ankle) will not play Thursday against the Giants.
Gerry didn't participate in practice at all during the short week. With Gerry's absence, the depth at linebacker gets thin as D.J. Alexander (quadricep) will also miss Thursday's game, leaving only four healthy linebackers.
Gerry (groin) is active for Sunday's game against the Titans, Tim McManus of ESPN.com reports.
Gerry appears to be over the groin issue that hampered him during practice this week, so expect a healthy snap count on special teams while he provides depth at outside linebacker in Week 4.
Gerry (groin) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans, Daniel Gallen of PennLive.com reports.
The severity of Gerry's injury remains undisclosed, but he appears to be a game-time decision. If Gerry were to be sidelined for any amount of time, LaRoy Reynolds would step in as Philadelphia's starting right outside linebacker.
The Eagles signed Gerry off their practice squad Thursday, Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com reports.
Gerry, a fifth-round pick of the Eagles back in April who landed on the practice squad after being waived at final roster cuts during training camp, will take the 53-man roster spot of Chris Maragos (knee), who was placed on injured reserve. A safety in college, Gerry converted to linebacker in camp and will continue to practice at that position upon joining the roster. However, if Gerry suits up on game days, it's likely that he'll see most of his snaps on special teams rather than defense.
Gerry signed with the Eagles' practice squad Wednesday.
The 2017 fifth-round pick recorded four tackles in three preseason games but was unable to earn a special teams role with the Eagles.
Gerry left Thursday's game against the Dolphins with a hamstring injury.
Gerry is listed as questionable to return. He'll likely be kept out of this game for precautionary measures, but we'll learn more about the severity as the week progresses.
The Eagles selected Gerry in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 184th overall.
Gerry (6-foot-2, 218 pounds) is a safety with mediocre athleticism but was a very good three-year starter at Nebraska. He projects as a strong safety in the NFL.
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