UPDATE: The NFL’s official transaction wire shows that Matt Pryor has been activated. Still waiting for the corresponding roster move.
The Philadelphia Eagles are expected to activate Matt Pryor from the reserve/COVID-19 list ahead of the team’s Thursday Night Football game against the New York Giants. This much is being reported by both John Clark and Les Bowen.
The Eagles previously put Pryor on the reserve/COVID-19 list this past Friday, October 16. It was reported at the time that Pryor did NOT test positive for the coronavirus or display symptoms but instead was in contact with someone who did test positive.
It’s unclear if Pryor will start at right guard for the Eagles like he had been prior to his absence. He hasn’t practiced since last Wednesday, October 14. If Pryor doesn’t get the nod, the Eagles might opt to go with Nate Herbig at right guard and Sua Opeta at left guard.
Pryor might only be available as a backup. And not just at guard both also at right tackle as well given that Lane Johnson might not be able to make it through the entire game.
In any case, the Eagles having a healthy Pryor available to them is preferable to him being out. So, it’ll be good news if/when the team activates them. The Eagles will just have to figure out how to open a roster spot to make space for him. Maybe they put Zach Ertz on injured reserve?