Eagles Offensive Line Will Have Another New Look on Sunday
The Eagles will have another starting five across the offensive line this Sunday when they host the Bengals.
Starting left guard Isaac Seumalo was placed on the injured reserve, and today Doug Pededrson said he will miss more than just three weeks with a knee injury.
"With Isaac and how it pertains to his injury, he's going to miss probably a little more than three weeks," Pederson admitted. "His is a little more significant, so I think he's going to be down for the foreseeable future here."
On Sunday, after Seumalo left the game, the Eagles turned to Matt Pryor to play left guard. Today Pederson suggested that Nate Herbig could flip over to the left-side and Pryor could move over to the right side. Pederson also mentioned rookie Jack Driscoll, Sua Opeta and Jamon Brown as options as well.
"Obviously part of the plan there is possibly even Herbig possibly moving to left guard and Pryor going to right guard," Pederson explained. "We got Jack Driscoll. We got Sua Opeta who was elevated a week or so ago. He can also give us some valuable reps there at guard. And then Jamon Brown who we just acquired, but at the same time, catching him up to speed to see where he is."
"Driscoll is a guy that we worked him at guard during training camp. Obviously, he's done a good job for us at tackle. Yeah, he's definitely in the mix to play the guard spot."
"So there are some options there. We just got to find the best five and the best fit this week coming out of practice."
Driscoll started Week 1 at right tackle with Lane Johnson out. Opeta has spent the first two weeks of the season on the inactive list and Brown was recently signed from the Bears practice squad.
Regardless of who plays where on Sunday, it will be the third game in a row that the five starters will be different.
- Week 1 - Jason Peters, Isaac Seumalo, Jason Kelce, Nate Herbig, Jack Driscoll
- Week 2 - Peters, Seumalo, Kelce, Herbig, Lane Johnson
With Seumalo out this week, there will be at least one new starter on the line at left guard, and if the Eagles move Herbig they will have two new starters this week up front.