Eagles Expect Allen Barbre to Return this Week, Doug Pederson Says
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Eagles head coach Doug Pederson indicated on Monday that starting left guard Allen Barbre is in line to play Sunday for the first time since suffering a hamstring injury in Week 8 against Dallas.
“He’ll practice this week,” Pederson said during his weekly press conference.
Barbre has missed the last two games, his expected return to the Eagles’ offensive line for their road game against Seattle comes on the heels of a breakout performance by the Eagles offensive line, including Stefen Wisniewski, who helped pave the way for the Eagles to rush for 208 yards on Sunday against the Falcons.
Pederson was asked about the role Wisniewski played in helping the Eagles run the ball so effectively on Sunday.
"First of all, it's great to have a guy like Wiz – veteran, experienced, played a lot of games prior to joining our football team," Pederson said. "It's great to have that kind of backup guard-center combination out of him. He's played well. He's been a solid addition in there, been real consistent. A little limited as an athlete, but [he is] very smart. [He] makes up for it with his brain and being in the right position."
Pederson said Brent Celek, with his injured rib, will be okay to practice this week, Kamu Grugier-Hill will also be back out there, Jason Kelce has a quad contusion from the game, but will be able to practice; he'll be fine. Bennie Logan is a little sore, but he’s going to be fine; Leodis McKelvin, with this hamstring, got through it fine and finally Destiny Vaeao, has a left calf contusion, he was kicked in the game, but he'll be okay to practice and good to go this week.