Eagles Activate G Isaac Seumalo From IR

The Eagles may be back up to four starting offensive linemen available in Week 11. They activated guard Isaac Seumalo off IR Friday.

Seumalo will play against the Browns, per the team, after practicing without limitations Friday. The fifth-year guard has been out since Week 2 due to a knee injury.

A regular starter since October 2018, Seumalo is in his first year of the contract extension he agreed to in 2019. The Eagles have four of their five starters on long-term contracts but have seen injuries sideline most of them this season. At one point, Jason Kelce resided as the only healthy Eagles O-line starter. But with Seumalo back and Lane Johnson getting in a limited practice this week, the Eagles should have four of their first-stringers blocking for Carson Wentz and Co.

While Philadelphia has struggled nearly as much as the other three NFC East teams — who each have seven losses — the team remains in first place at 3-5-1. The Eagles are healthier going into Week 11 than they have been all season. Zach Ertz, however, is unlikely to make his return this week, according to Doug Pederson.

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7 comments on “Eagles Activate G Isaac Seumalo From IR

  1. wagner13

    Will Eagles fans finally admit Pederson is just straight up not a good head coach? The team looks completely unprepared week after week and has not made adjustments to any of their injuries. He refuses to consistently run the ball, the play-calling is becoming ever more predictable, and the defense has been a total wild card.

    Why did the Eagles get knocked off by an inferior Giants team? Because Joe Judge out-coached Pederson. I haven’t seen anyone ride this much off of a Superbowl appearance since Dan Quinn. Maybe I’m being a bit hyperbolic, but watching the Eagles is an exercise in futility at this point

    • Itrainsontuesday

      In my opinion you’re being a bit extreme, but the eagles are riding the high of winning the super bowl. They’ve brought back players that they shouldn’t have, shown an abundance of loyalty to aging vets, and overpaid in the process, and crippled their chances to improve in facets of the game they’ve needed to. Desean Jackson, Alston Jeffrey, and the other WRs are not a competent group in today’s pass first NFL. It’s too soon to make a judgement on Raegor, but CeeDee Lamb sure looked great while Prescott was healthy. Jason Peters may be a HOF lineman, but he has no place on a roster in 2020. The defense is in shambles, linebacker and safety positions are below average, but we have enough DEs to field half a roster. I know the NFL isn’t Madden, but moving depth for positions of need is a must. Taking Hurts in the second round was not a smart pick, unless they honestly believe he can take Wentz’ starting spot. In the second round you need to draft a starter, not a guy who comes in for 5 (sometimes exciting) plays.

      • wagner13

        I do agree that management has not done Pederson any favors, as Reagor was an obvious reach, the linebackers are abysmal (except Edwards), and the Hurts pick made very little sense. I also recognize the abundance of injuries, but I still stand by my original sentiments.

        The team just seems totally unprepared on a weekly basis and we saw it last season as well, with the sluggish starts to games. The Sunday Night matchup against Dallas both this year and last season come to mind. They got creamed in 2019 and only won by default because the Cowboys were starting DeNucci a couple of weeks ago. I am not saying this is all Pederson’s fault, but he is not helping matters.

        On an unrelated note, why have Philly fans been so critical about Peters of late? He started off a bit slow but has been fine for the most part. If anything, it’s actually Kelce that has underachieved thus far. Of course, this pales in comparison to the regression of Wentz, but I digress. As a Steelers fan, I have always wanted the fellow Pennsylvania squad to succeed. However, things do not seem to be clicking over there

        • Itrainsontuesday

          Personally I’m critical of Peters because he can’t stay on the field. I feel like every game I watch, he hobbles off at some point and then returns later. What good is a “highly graded” lineman that only blocks on 70% of plays.

          • Polish Hammer

            JP had his worst performance ever and even came off due to dings several times. Time to put Mailata out there at LT and see what he has.

  2. nentwigs

    Obviously, during his time on IR Isaac Seumalo was observing COVID-19 protocol and practicing social distancing by staying MILES away from any & all barbers!

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