Philadelphia Eagles tight end Clay Harbor (82) is hit by Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Ronde Barber (20) and linebacker Lavonte David (54) during the second half of an NFL Football game, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Tampa, Fla. The Eagles won 23-21. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)

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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles will be missing one of his favorite receivers for the final two games of the season.

Tight end Clay Harbor was placed on injured reserve Tuesday with a lower back injury. The team has yet to fill his spot on the 53-man roster, but is expected to promote tight end Derek Carrier from the practice squad.

Harbor, who is in his third season, had caught a career-high 25 passes for 188 yards and two touchdowns this season. He had nine receptions for 82 yards and a touchdown in the last two games, including six catches for 52 yards and a TD in the Eagles' 23-21 victory at Tampa Bay on Dec. 9.

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Harbor caught three passes for 30 yards in last Thursday's 34-13 loss to Cincinnati as the starter. Tight end Brent Celek, who missed that game with a concussion, is expected to play in Sunday's game against Washington.

Harbor, a fourth-round draft pick in 2010 from Missouri State, became the sixth Eagles player to be placed on IR since the start of the season, joining tackle Todd Herremans, wide receivers DeSean Jackson and Ron Johnson, center Jason Kelce and guard Nate Menkin.

In addition, tackle Jason Peters has spent the entire season on the reserve non-football injury list with a ruptured Achilles' tendon. Defensive tackle Mike Patterson joined Peters last week after contracting viral pneumonia.

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