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What the Eagles should do at offensive guard

Eagles roster outlook: position-by-position.

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The 2019 NFL offseason has begun for the Philadelphia Eagles, which means Howie Roseman and Doug Pederson will spend the next couple of weeks evaluating the 2018 roster. It’s time to start figuring out what this team needs to do to get back to the Super Bowl. Today we’ll continue this roster outlook series by looking at the offensive guard position.



Regular season stats: 1087 snaps, 16 starts, 7th out of 88 guards graded by PFF, 1 sack allowed, 2 hits allowed, 10 hurries allowed, 4 penalties

Playoff stats: 81 snaps, 2 starts, 18th out of 24 guards graded by PFF, 0 sacks allowed, 0 hits allowed, 1 hurry allowed, 0 penalties

Review: Just another season of excellence from Brooks, who earned Pro Bowl honors for the second year in a row. It sucks that his season ended with an Achilles injury in New Orleans. The run game clearly struggled after he was carted off.

Outlook: Brooks said his recovery timeline is projected to be six-to-eight months. It’s possible he could be ready for Week 1 of the 2019 season but we don’t know that for sure just yet. Hopefully he won’t have to miss too many games, if any.


Brandon Brooks: Stay or go?

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Regular season stats: 643 snaps, 7 starts, 62nd out of 88 guards graded by PFF, 1 sack allowed, 0 hits allowed, 14 hurries allowed, 2 penalties

Playoff stats: 35 snaps, 0 starts, 9th out of 24 guards graded by PFF, 0 sacks allowed, 0 hits allowed, 1 hurry allowed, 0 penalties

Review: Wis started in the Eagles’ first four games before getting benched. He made it clear he felt his benching wasn’t performance-related. Wis re-entered the starting lineup for three games with Seumalo getting hurt. Once Seumalo got healthy, Wis was sent back to the bench.

Outlook: If Jason Kelce retires, which is rumored to be possible, Wisniewski could potentially be the Eagles’ starting center in 2019. If Kelce is back and Brooks isn’t ready to play early in the season, Wis will temporarily be starting at right guard. If Kelce is back and Brooks is healthy, Wis will serve as the team’s top backup guard/center. Valuable depth guy to have around.


Stefen Wisniewski: Stay or go?

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Regular season stats: 548 snaps, 9 starts, 38th out of 88 guards graded by PFF, 1 sack allowed, 5 hits allowed, 15 hurries allowed, 2 penalties

Playoff stats: 116 snaps, 2 starts, 12th out of 24 guards graded by PFF, 0 sacks allowed, 1 hit allowed, 2 hurries allowed, 1 penalty

Review: Seumalo spent the 2018 offseason taking reps at center. It didn’t go well as he struggled with snapping the ball. The Eagles’ 2016 third-round pick began the season as a backup before replacing Wis in the starting lineup at left guard. Seumalo wasn’t spectacular but he did ultimately grade out more favorably than Wis.

Outlook: Seumalo will probably open the 2019 season as the Eagles’ starting left guard. If Kelce retires, Seumalo could move to center with Wis playing left guard.


Isaac Seumalo: Stay or go?

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Regular season stats: 7 snaps

Review: The Eagles could’ve cut Warmack to save $1.15 million or traded him to save $1.65 million prior to the 2018 season. Instead, they kept him around to mostly be a healthy scratch. Just not an ideal use of resources. They could’ve had any vet minimum player (or Pryor) fill that role.

Outlook: Warmack will be a free agent. If he costs anything more then the minimum, bye.


Chance Warmack: Stay or go?

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Outlook: I already talked about Pryor in the offensive tackle position review. He also factors in to the Eagles’ guard outlook. Pryor could potentially compete with Wis for the fill-in starting job if Brooks misses time early in the season.


Matt Pryor: Stay or go?

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Review: The Eagles added Johnson to their practice squad in mid-December. They then signed the Rutgers alumnus to a reserve/future contract once the season ended.

Outlook: Probably just a camp body.


Kaleb Johnson: Stay or go?

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The Eagles won’t be looking to sign a starter. Maybe they sign a vet minimum guy ... like Warmack.


Seumalo and Wisniewski will both be free agents after the 2019 season. Jason Kelce could also be retired by then. It’d serve the Eagles well to select another guard/center type at some point in the 2019 NFL Draft. Maybe there’s a Day 3 option that makes sense.

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