The following players have been ruled OUT: Lane Johnson and Rudy Ford.
Johnson still hasn’t been cleared to return from the concussion he suffered in the New England Patriots game. Johnson being out doesn’t bode well for the Eagles considering Carson Wentz is 25-13 when Johnson starts and 3-9 when he doesn’t. With Johnson out, it’ll be Andre Dillard starting at right tackle. Dillard has shown promise at left tackle but playing at a new position across from Jadeveon Clowney might not go so well:
#Eagles rookie Andre Dillard, who is set to start Sunday against the #Seahawks in place of the injured Lane Johnson, said that he's never played right tackle in a game. Since age 14, it's only been left tackle.— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) November 22, 2019
When asked about the transition of switching from LT to RT, Andre Dillard asks a reporter which hand he writes with.— Dave Zangaro (@DZangaroNBCS) November 22, 2019
Dillard responded: “Write with your left.”
Ford suffered his abdomen injury during Wednesday’s practice. His absence means the Eagles will have three safeties active on Sunday: Malcolm Jenkins, Rodney McLeod, and Marcus Epps. Epps only played in his first game with the Eagles last Sunday. Ford being out might actually help the Eagles since he won’t be able to commit his fifth special teams penalty of the season this week.
Three players have been ruled QUESTIONABLE: Jordan Howard, Alshon Jeffery, and Nelson Agholor.
Howard still hasn’t been cleared for contact. If he doesn’t play, the Eagles will be down to Miles Sanders, Jay Ajayi, and Boston Scott at running back. Doug Pederson said the Eagles “expect to play [Ajayi] a little bit more possibly” than the zero snaps he received this past Sunday.
BTW, strong sense that Jordan Howard’s “stinger” is more complicated than that.— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) November 22, 2019
Lane Johnson OUT Sunday. Sources say he’s progressing but will run out of time to pass concussion protocol— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) November 22, 2019
Jordan Howard QUESTIONABLE. Im told stinger is taking longer than normal. The strength hasn’t returned in shoulder area (nerves involved). He needs strength to carry pic.twitter.com/6KAirFnY32
Jeffery was limited in practice all week. It seems like he might suit up but he’ll playing at less than 100%.
Agholor didn’t practice at all this week. It’s unusual for Eagles players to miss the entire week of practice and then play in a game. If Agholor does play, he’ll clearly be playing at less than 100%. Real great to know both Jeffery and Agholor could be even less effective than they’ve already been.
Nigel Bradham, a full participant in this week’s practices, is set to return to the starting lineup for the first time since suffering an ankle injury in Week 6. Bradham’s return means Nathan Gerry’s defensive role will decrease.
Jason Peters was a full participant on Friday after being limited on both Wednesday and Thursday. He’ll start against Seattle.
Note that Eagles cornerback Cre’Von LeBlanc has been eligible to be activated from injured reserve since Week 9.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES INJURY REPORT (FRIDAY)
S Rudy Ford (abdomen)
OT Lane Johnson (concussion)
WR Nelson Agholor (knee)
RB Jordan Howard (shoulder)
WR Alshon Jeffery (ankle)
RB Corey Clement
CB Cre’Von LeBlanc
WR DeSean Jackson
DT Malik Jackson
OT Jordan Mailata
DE Joe Ostman
DT Hassan Ridgeway
RB Darren Sproles
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS INJURY REPORT (FRIDAY)
Seahawks starting tight end Luke Willson is doubtful.
Seahawks starting edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney is questionable after missing two practices. He previously missed Wednesday and Thursday practices leading up to Week 10 before having a great game against the San Francisco 49ers. The guess here is that Clowney plays against the Eagles.
Seahawks backup cornerback Neiko Thorpe is questionable.
TE Luke Willson (hamstring)
DE Jadeveon Clowney (knee/hip)
CB Neiko Thorpe (groin)
RESERVE/PHYSICALLY UNABLE TO PERFORM
DT Demarcus Christmas
CB Jeremy Boykins
C Justin Britt
RB Adam Choice
TE Will Dissly
LB Emmanuel Ellerbee
TE Justin Johnson
DT Nazair Jones
OG Demetrius Knox
OL Ethan Pocic
CB Kalan Reed
OG Jordan Simmons
S Tedric Thompson