UPDATE: Jason Kelce is back in the game, with a big brace on his left arm, after halftime. He might be okay enough to snap the ball, but he couldn’t bend his arm enough to buckle his helmet — shoutout to Isaac Seumalo with the assist.
The Eagles have used nine different starting offensive line configurations through 10 games, but the one consistent was Jason Kelce. Well, that was until late in the second quarter against the Browns on Sunday, when the starting center was injured and had to leave the field. The team announced he was questionable to return with an elbow injury. Undrafted rookie free agent center Luke Juriga came in to replace Kelce.
Kelce refused to go into the medical tent when he left the field, but eventually made his way to the locker room with just over 2 minutes to play in the half. The center was replaced by an undrafted free agent — the Eagles had been cross-training Nate Herbig at center, so it’s looking like a NOT GREAT decision by the team to keep Herbig inactive on Sunday.
We’ll see if Kelce is able to return after the half, but he’s notably been the anchor of the offensive line, and will be greatly missed — especially in a game where they’re leaning so heavily on the run game due to the weather,
Stay tuned for more updates ...