Who’s Out for Sunday’s game?
D.J. Alexander, LB
D.J. Alexander has been nothing more than a special teams contributor for the Eagles. While Alexander has brought a high-energy to the kicking team, his presence won’t be a significant loss for the Eagles. Alexander’s name popped up on the injury report later on in the week, and now it looks like his hamstring will not allow him to play on Sunday. Hamstring, huh? Welcome to the club.
Sidney Jones, CB
Speaking of hamstring injuries, Sidney Jones is still not able to return to the field. We saw him last playing against the Dallas Cowboys, and the second-year cornerback had to be pulled from the game because his hamstring eventually gave out on him. Injuries are nothing new for Jones, as he entered his NFL career with a ruptured Achilles. Since his pro day last year, Jones has struggled tremendously to get back on a healthy track.
Isaac Seumalo, OL
Isaac Seumalo has missed some time as of late with a pectoral injury. The Eagles offensive line has been pretty banged up this year, and Seumalo has been in and out of the trenches this season. At this point, it doesn’t seem like we will really see Seumalo return to the Eagles offensive line this year. With Stefen Wisniewski doing a fine job once again, it seems like Seumalo might’ve lost his opportunity to start if he does return.
Mike Wallace, WR
Well, Mike Wallace missing this week’s game isn’t much of a surprise. Wallace just returned to the Eagles this week as they pulled him off of the IR. If the Eagles make the playoffs, Wallace should be a go. However, returning this week with nothing but limited practices seemed like a longshot from the jump. Right now, Wallace is focused on getting back into shape.
Carson Wentz, QB
We’ve known for a while now that Carson Wentz was most likely going to miss Week 17 again. As Nick Foles has the offense under control, the Eagles just want to rest up their franchise quarterback and let him heal. If the Eagles do get into the postseason though, we could see a surprise return from Wentz. For now, though, he will have to watch from the sidelines.