Philadelphia Eagles outside linebacker Trent Cole will not play in Saturday's game against the Redskins in Washington after undergoing surgery on his hand on Wednesday, according to a report from ESPN.com's Phil Sheridan.
Brandon Graham, a first-round pick in the 2010 draft, will take Cole's place in the starting lineup. Eagles coach Chip Kelly reportedly did not say whether Cole would be available for the team's season-ending game against the New York Giants on Dec. 28.
"I think [Graham] has really picked up what we're trying to do," Kelly said, according to the report. "The transition [from defensive end] to outside linebacker, you're not going to pick it up in one second. There's a lot of nuances to it.
Over 14 games this season, Cole, 32, has recorded 6.5 sacks. He has not missed a game since 2011.
The Eagles are 9-5 and in second place in the NFC East.
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