Did Philadelphia Eagles promote Chance Warmack to starting guard?

Doug Pederson, Carson Wentz (USA TODAY Sports image pool)
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Now, didn’t Coach Pederson just tell us the Philadelphia Eagles were staying with Isaac Seumalo rather than promoting Chance Warmack?

Everybody hold your horses. Maybe the Philadelphia Eagles had some concerns about Isaac Seumalo just like the rest of us did. One minute, head coach Doug Pederson and offensive coordinator Frank Reich are firmly behind Seumalo. The next, the rumor mill is turning, and most Eagles fans are getting their wish. On Wednesday, it appeared as though Chance Warmack was getting the nod as the team’s starting left guard.

We didn’t exactly hear team statements. Again, we recently heard two coaches give Seumalo the nod. Warmack wasn’t commenting. Neither was his teammates. We did, however, see tweets from some reliable names on social media.

Take a look:

Here’s one from Tim Mcmanus:

Here’s another from Jeff McLane:

What we know:

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Both Seumalo and Warmack came to the same team by different paths. Seumalo came to the Eagles via the 2016 NFL Draft when Philly took him in the third round. Warmack was the tenth-overall selection of the Tennessee Titans in 2013. He was signed to a one-year deal by the Eagles on March 9, 2017. This after the Titans placed him on injured reserve following a hand injury.

Seumalo has allowed eight quarterback pressures including four sacks in the first two games of the 2017 NFL season. Warmack wasn’t even activated for the first two games as the Eagles decided to enter both contests with seven linemen.

It didn’t take Pederson long to back out of a statement he made earlier this week when he said “We’re not going to make any changes”. On Wednesday, Warmack was practicing with the starters. It appears it won’t take a rocket scientist to acknowledge the obvious.