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Eagles In The NFL: Two Former Players Land On IR

Get well soon Justin and Andre

NFL: Los Angeles Chargers at Denver Broncos Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Two former Boston College Eagles had their NFL seasons cut short by injury this week. First, the San Diego Chargers announced that running back Andre Williams would miss the remainder of the season with a wrist injury. Then this morning, the Denver Broncos announced that Justin Simmons season was done, reportedly hurting his ankle during a sack celebration with his teammate Brandon Marshall against the New York Jets.

Williams, was third on the Chargers depth chart, and hadn’t really done much this season. However, he started to get some attention, running the ball seven times against the Washington Redskins for 25 yards. During his time at the Heights, Williams put together a Heisman caliber senior season, running the ball for 2188 yards and 18 touchdowns.

Simmons, a safety, was an integral part of Denver’s top ranked defense. Before the season the Broncos released T.J. Ward in favor of Simmons, and the second year player had taken advantage of his opportunity with 68 tackles, a sack, two interceptions and an interception return for a touchdown this season.

Good luck to both men on their recoveries.