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Nate Allen had successful surgery

Philadelphia Eagles rookie safety Nate Allen underwent successful surgery Tuesday to repair his ruptured right patella tendon, according to the club. The surgery was performed by Dr. Peter DeLuca at the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia. Allen was placed on injured reserve Tuesday and the Eagles also released tight end Garrett Mills.

The Eagles promoted defensive tackle Jeff Owens and safety Jamar Wall from their practice squad. Wall was a sixth-round pick by the Dallas Cowboys and he was released at the end of training camp and picked up by the Houston Texans. When the Texans released Wall at the end of September, he was signed to the Eagles' practice squad.

I watched Wall at Texas Tech and he certainly has some ability. He's impressed the Eagles in practices and they expect him to be ready to play in some packages. The Eagles tried to use safety Colt Anderson in several packages against the Giants on Sunday, with limited success. The Cowboys didn't think Wall was instinctive enough when he was in camp. But they liked him a lot when he was in college.

Owens was a seventh-round pick who has spent the entire season on the practice squad. Sean McDermott won't be afraid to immediately put him in the rotation.