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Former Steelers’ NT Javon Hargrave to miss “multiple weeks” due to upper body injury

The former Steelers nose tackle signed a three-year, $39 million contract with the Eagles this past off-season.

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The Philadelphia Eagles are dealing with some nagging injuries to start off the 2020 season. One injury is to their new defensive tackle Javon Hargrave who they just signed this past offseason to the tune of three years and $39 million. According to Darin Gantt of ProFootballTalk, Hargrave is expected to miss “multiple weeks.”

Hargrave played his first four years for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Drafted in the third round out of South Carolina State, Hargrave started 52 games for the black and gold where he totaled 168 tackles, 14.5 sacks, two passes defensed, two forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery for a touchdown.

While the exact nature of Hargraves injury along with a precise time frame of time lost is unclear at this time, is important for the new defensive lineman to get in as much practice as he is introduced to a new system. For now it is hoped Hargrave will only be missing training camp and the injury will not linger into the regular season.