The Philadelphia Eagles were playing without one of their starting cornerbacks in the 33-30 loss to the San Diego Chargers, and I thought Fletcher would have played a key role in trying to help keep Philip Rivers in check. Even though it’s all hindsight at this point, a part of me wonders if this game would have ended up differently if Fletcher was healthy, started on the outside, and Brandon Boykin was in the nickel for the game.
Regardless, Fletcher was out, but he has now been medically cleared to play following the Week 2 loss. Per Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Bradley Fletcher was both medically cleared from his concussion and also practiced today, so that’s definitely great news for the Eagles as they head off to face the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 3.
Fletcher suffered the concussion in the Philadelphia Eagles Week 1 NFC East rivalry victory over the Washington Redskins on MNF, and his Week 2 status was immediately up-in-the-air following the concussion. The Eagles ruled him out upon releasing their injury report, and they had to play Boykin on the outside and Brandon Hughes in the nickel. The drop-off between Fletcher and Boykin on the outside, though, definitely isn’t enough to justify any legitimate “what if” questions. It’s great to hear that Fletcher is healthy again, and hopefully he has a solid game against the Chiefs and shows no ill-effects following the concussion.