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Seven Eagles Out For Eagles-Colts Game


Head coach Doug Pederson said that seven players have been ruled out for Saturday night's third preseason game against the Colts due to injury: cornerback Aaron Grymes (shoulder), defensive tackle Mike Martin (knee), wide receiver Jordan Matthews (knee), defensive end Alex McCalister (calf), guard Isaac Seumalo (pec), linebacker Joe Walker (knee) and quarterback Carson Wentz (ribs).

Seumalo's injury occurred during practice when he felt a strain while blocking and is listed as day to day. Filling in for Seumalo at left guard will be veteran Stefen Wisniewski. Pederson previously named Seumalo a starter on the offensive line and didn't suggest the rookie's absence would cost him his job.

"I'm not saying (Wisniewski) can't win it, but I'm saying right now I'm not going to let an injury keep Isaac out of the starting rotation," Pederson said.

Missing from the starting rotation is Matthews whom the team may not have until Week 1 of the regular season against the Browns. For now, the remainder of the Eagles' receiving corps will have to produce until last season's top pass catcher returns. Pederson stated newly acquired wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, who played an unexpected yet limited number of reps in last Thursday's matchup against the Steelers, will be available and play in Saturday's action.

"We put a couple plays in for him this week, expanded his role from a week ago," said Pederson. "Full week of practice. He's comfortable with what we're doing with him. Can't tell you how many (or) the number of snaps he'll get, but he'll definitely play and play with the first group."

Wentz, the No. 2 overall pick who went down in the preseason opener against Tampa Bay, eyes his return for the preseason finale against the Jets. Pederson insisted that if Wentz can handle more intense reps during practice he could be available next Thursday.

"It's interesting because next week we only got really two days of practice. We'll see," Pederson stated. "We'll evaluate him through the weekend. (We'll) take him on this trip and work him out a little bit when we get to Indy, and then again next Monday and Tuesday. We've got to at least get a day's work with him in order for him to go in the game next Thursday."

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