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Eagles activate G Isaac Seumalo

Philadelphia Eagles
21 Nov 2020, 18:12 GMT+10

Chris McPherson

The Eagles announced on Friday afternoon that they have activated guard Isaac Seumalo off Injured Reserve ahead of Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns.

Seumalo was a full participant in Friday's practice before being activated. Seumalo will play on Sunday. He missed seven games with a knee injury that he suffered in Week 2 against Los Angeles.

"Isaac has had a really good week of practice," Head Coach Doug Pederson said on Friday morning. "I fully expect, anticipate him being active and being available for this game. Obviously today is a big day for him and us, but I would anticipate him being cleared and ready for this football game."

Injuries have kept the Eagles from fielding a consistent offensive line this season. The Eagles, in fact, have had a different starting lineup along the offensive line in eight of the team's nine games.

Pederson did not announce who would start at the other guard position.

"It's been difficult. I'll admit, having that - to me offensively you've got to have that continuity and that consistency with the up-front guys," the head coach added. "That's where everything starts with protection, the run game, all of it, right? It starts with those front five. And having this many combinations through nine, 10, 11 weeks of the season has been a challenge and it's been a challenge for Coach Stoutland (Offensive Line Coach/Run Game Coordinator Jeff Stoutland) to prepare the next guy.

"Listen, we're not going to make excuses for it. We know it hasn't been the best for us, but now I think hopefully in the next month and a half of the season, we can start getting that continuity and start getting that consistency and hopefully we can carry that on and sustain that the rest of the season."

A third-round pick in 2016, Seumalo took over as the starter at left guard in the 2018 campaign. After signing a contract extension in the 2019 offseason, Seumalo played 99 percent of the team's snaps last year.

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