The following Eagles are inactive for their season finale against the Cowboys today at Lincoln Financial Field: Jordan Matthews, Mychal Kendricks, Allen Barbre, Dwayne Gratz, Josh Andrews, Dillon Gordon and Taylor Hart. Isaac Seumalo will start at left guard in place of Barbre and Paul Turner will start in the slot in place of Matthews. Read more »
Allen Barbre (hamstring), Jordan Matthews (ankle) and Isaac Seumalo (ankle) are questionable for the Eagles’ Thursday Night Football, but all are expected to play, according to Doug Pederson. That means with the return of Lane Johnson, the Eagles will have their five starting offensive linemen together for the first time since Week 4.
“It’s definitely a blessing this late in the season to have all five guys back to their original spots,” Pederson said. “When we lost Lane back after the fourth game, you kind of marked this date on the calendar hoping to be in a little better situation at the time. It is what it is and we’re here now, but we’re fortunate to have all five guys back.” Read more »
Isaac Seumalo could not be convinced. Standing in front of his locker at M&T Bank Stadium after the Eagles’ 27-26 loss to the Ravens, the rookie third-round pick insisted his play was “pretty average.”
Technically, he was right. He didn’t allow any sacks or quarterback hits in 49 pass-blocking snaps, but he did concede four hurries. He also wasn’t particularly special in the ground game, although the offensive line as a whole paved the way for a rushing attack that totaled 169 yards and two touchdowns off of 38 carries.
But when you consider the context, Seumalo was dead wrong. The 23-year-old was playing for the first time in the NFL at right tackle, a position he hadn’t practiced in months. He also reportedly played through a high ankle sprain for almost the entire game on Sunday, knowing the Eagles had virtually no depth behind him because of a string of injuries. Read more »
BALTIMORE — Rookie Isaac Seumalo will start at right tackle with Allen Barbre (hamstring) inactive for the Eagles’ game against the Ravens, the team announced. The third-round pick is the fifth right tackle Carson Wentz has had to play behind this season. Read more »
After exiting the Eagles’ 24-15 win over the Falcons in the second quarter with a head injury, Nolan Carroll is now going through concussion protocol, Doug Pederson announced Monday afternoon. However, Pederson added that the Eagles aren’t planning on making any personnel changes despite Carroll possibly being out this week and Leodis McKelvin’s lingering hamstring injury.
With Ron Brooks out for the season with a quad injury, the Eagles’ only other cornerbacks are rookies. Jalen Mills has played significant snaps, but C.J. Smith and Aaron Grymes have combined for only one NFL snap. Read more »
The following Eagles are inactive for their game today against the Falcons: Josh Andrews, Allen Barbre (hamstring), Terrence Brooks (hamstring), Dillon Gordon, Kamu Grugier-Hill (hamstring), Taylor Hart and Steven Means. Read more »
East Rutherford, N.J. — The following Eagles will be inactive for their game today against the Giants: Josh Andrews, Allen Barbre (hamstring), Dillon Gordon, Kamu Grugier-Hill (hamstring), Taylor Hart (ankle) and Bennie Logan (groin). Philadelphia only has six players inactive because they declined to fill the open roster spot available after they cut Josh Huff. Read more »
UPDATE: Bennie Logan (groin) and Taylor Hart (ankle) have been downgraded to out and will not travel with the team to New York, according to the Eagles.
Eagles head coach Doug Pederson ruled out two players in advance of Philadelphia’s Week 9 game against the New York Giants. Starting left guard Allen Barbre and special teams linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill will not play on Sunday. Read more »
As the Eagles prepare for their first NFC East division game against the Redskins, let’s check the best stories from around the web in this edition of Weekend Reading. Read more »
Halapoulivaati Vaitai already has butterflies. He found out he would replace Lane Johnson as the Eagles’ starting right tackle Monday night, he first practiced with the other starters on Wednesday and he’ll play in his first NFL game on Sunday.
While the rookie fifth-round pick says he’ll be able to settle in after his first play against Washington this week, he’s already bubbling with excitement.
“It’s a good opportunity. I’m going to take it,” Vaitai, who goes by “Big V,” said. “It’s unfortunate for Lane, but that’s life. I got to be the next man up.” Read more »