The offensive line played well on Sunday, but didn’t escape unscathed. Because it’s the Eagles. Somebody always gets hurt.
That was left guard Isaac Seumalo, who got rolled up on a goal line play and had to come out of the game with a knee injury.
The good news is that it’s not a season-ending injury, but the bad news is that the Eagles now have 60% of their starting offensive line on IR, with Brandon Brooks and Andre Dillard already done for the year, assuming Brooks doesn’t make another miraculous recovery.
Seumalo will miss at least three games on “short-term” IR, which isn’t actually a thing, but a term Doug Pederson used today. That says that it’s not a super-serious injury, but Seumalo will miss the Cincinnati game, then the San Francisco and Pittsburgh road trips.
As it stands, the line will look like this:
- LT – Jason Peters
- LG – Matt Pryor
- C – Jason Kelce
- RG – Nate Herbig
- RT – Lane Johnson
It’s not a bad unit. Herbig and Johnson were good on Sunday. Jason Peters is Jason Peters, and we haven’t heard his name on the broadcasts, which is a very good thing. Jason Kelce remains one of the NFL’s best centers.
If the line holds up for week three, with Miles Sanders running behind it, the Eagles should be good on the ground. It’s the passing game that needs a lot of work.