The Philadelphia Eagles have some help coming.
It has been a busy week for the Philadelphia Eagles ahead of their Sunday afternoon game against the Browns. Head coach Doug Pederson shed some light in his final press conference before Week 11’s game about left guard Isaac Seumalo and tight end Zach Ertz, stating Ertz had a good week of practice but will need some more time before he is ready to return.
Pederson also shared that barring any major setback during Friday’s practice, guard Isaac Seumalo will be activated before Sunday’s game and will start versus the Cleveland Browns. The official announcement that he’d start came at about 5:30 p.m. EST. Who starts at the other guard spot is still up in the air as Nate Herbig has a hand injury. Expect the Iggles to monitor that closely as he should be a game-time decision.
This offensive line needs some serious help, especially at guard, so Seumalo’s return will help bring some much-needed stability. Also having him back should help the nerves of quarterback Carson Wentz and improve the pass protection for number 11.
The Philadelphia Eagles won’t see one of the Browns’ biggest stars in this one.
On the Thursday leading up to Philly’s next game, reports surfaced that four players are now on the Eagles’ Reserve/COVID-19 list. The Browns reported on Friday via Twitter that star defensive end Myles Garrett has been placed on their Reserve/COVID-19 list and will be unable to play in Week 11.
As unfortunate as this is for Browns and Eagles fans (and the families of these young men), the game must go on, but Philly’s fans are wishing Garrett well. He has become one of the game’s best disruptors in the NFL at the line of scrimmage.
His absence should help open the Eagles playbook that much more. It’s been a big week for self-reflection for the Birds. They need a win. Hopefully, Week 11’s game will result in one. A win keeps them in the top spot in the NFC East.