The Eagles released their final injury report ahead of Monday night's showdown with Seattle.
One name you will not see on the report is tight end Zach Ertz, who is in the second week of his 21-day practice window. Ertz has been on Injured Reserve since suffering an ankle in the Week 6 against the Ravens. Players on Injured Reserve are not included on the injury report, but unfortunately Head Coach Doug Pederson said that it is unlikely that the Pro Bowl tight end will be activated ahead of Monday night.
"It's been good to have Zach out on the practice field. However, we're still a little cautious with him," Pederson said. "We'll get through today, but I don't think he'll be able to make this game. I'm hoping that next week he'll be available."
The Eagles ruled out three players ahead of Monday night's game: safety Rudy Ford (hamstring), tackle Lane Johnson (ankle), and guard Sua Opeta (back).
Johnson said on Friday that he will undergo season-ending surgery to repair his ankle. Opeta was added to the injury report on Saturday and promptly placed on Injured Reserve.
Tackle Jason Peters was also added to the injury report Saturday with a toe injury and he is questionable for Monday night's game.
The Eagles will have their 10th different starting lineup along the offensive line in 11 games – left tackle Jordan Mailata, left guard Isaac Seumalo, center Jason Kelce, right guard Jason Peters, and right tackle Matt Pryor.
"I mean, it's a challenge. I'll say this, that the guys that are playing now are guys that have played all season, right? They've gotten a lot of reps. Other than Isaac, who is working himself back in, but he's a veteran player, all these guys have played each week," Pederson said.
"It is a challenge to get that continuity and that consistency. But having played together gives them confidence to play as a unit and go play. Quite frankly, we can't worry about that. I mean, obviously Seattle and our opponents the rest of the year aren't going to worry about that. We still have to go play and execute."
Friday's injury report is the exact same except for two important distinctions:
1. The team practiced on Friday following the Thanksgiving holiday.
2. All-Pro Lane Johnson announced that he's done for the year.
Johnson told reporters at a press conference Friday morning that the ongoing ankle injury that's limited him this season will require season-ending surgery. Johnson said that the procedure has yet to be scheduled, but will require a four-to-five month recovery. Johnson expects Matt Pryor to replace him at right tackle and Jason Peters to move to right guard, which means that Jordan Mailata will go to left tackle. Head Coach Doug Pederson will address this during his Saturday morning press conference which you can watch here and on our social media channels.
One other player did not practice on Friday, safety and special teams ace Rudy Ford due to a hamstring injury.
Five other players all practiced in a limited capacity on Friday:
• DE Derek Barnett (knee) – Good news is that Vinny Curry was activated off the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Friday.
• T Jack Driscoll (knee) – The rookie started the season opener in Johnson's place.
• C Jason Kelce (elbow) – Kelce is on track to start his 100th consecutive game on Monday. He is the cover story for this week's Gameday Magazine.
• RB Boston Scott (abdomen) – Corey Clement was activated off the Reserve/COVID-19 list as well on Friday.
• LB Alex Singleton (knee) – Singleton originally joined the NFL as a rookie free agent with the Seahawks in 2015 and spent time on their practice squad.
Thursday's Injury Report
The Eagles did not practice on this Thanksgiving holiday ahead of Monday night's matchup with the Seattle Seahawks, so the injury report below is an estimation:
• DE Derek Barnett – The starting defensive end would have been limited due to a knee injury.
• T Jack Driscoll – The rookie offensive tackle would have also been limited due to a knee injury.
• S Rudy Ford – The special teams ace would not have practiced because of an ongoing hamstring injury.
• T Lane Johnson – The All-Pro right tackle would have missed practice with his ankle injury.
• C Jason Kelce – Kelce said on Wednesday's that he's good to go Monday night in what will be his 100th consecutive start, but he would have been limited due to his elbow injury on Thursday.
• RB Boston Scott – The Giant slayer would have been limited because of an abdomen injury.
• LB Alex Singleton – The reigning Toyota Player of the Week and Eagles Insider Podcast guest (see below) would have been limited due to a knee injury.
The Eagles will return to the NovaCare Complex for a full practice on Friday.