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Eagles designate Isaac Seumalo for return, bring former playoff hero back to the practice squad

More good news on the injury front.

Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp Photo by Chris Szagola-Pool/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles officially announced the following transactions on Monday morning coming out of their bye:

  • OG Isaac Seumalo’s 21-day practice window activated.
  • RB Adrian Killins released from practice squad.
  • DT Treyvon Hester signed to practice squad.

Let’s sort through this on a player-by-player basis.

ISAAC SEUMALO

Seumalo went on injured reserve after suffering a knee injury during the Eagles’ Week 2 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. A timetable for Seumalo’s recovery was never offered but now we have one. The Eagles designating Seumalo to return indicates he could be back as soon as this weekend.

Seumalo figures to return as the Eagles’ starting left guard when he’s healthy enough to play. Nate Herbig, Matt Pryor, and Sua Opeta have all taken snaps there in his absence. Getting Seumalo back will be an upgrade.

Here’s what the Eagles’ starting offensive line could look like:

Left tackle — Jason Peters or Jordan Mailata
Left guard — Isaac Seumalo
Center — Jason Kelce
Right guard — Nate Herbig
Right tackle — Lane Johnson or Jack Driscoll or Jordan Mailata

It remains to be seen if Johnson or Driscoll are healthy enough to play coming out of the bye. If they’re not, Mailata will start. If they are, it’ll be interesting to see if the Eagles go with Peters or Mailata at left tackle. The feeling is they’ll stick with the former, unfortunately.

ADRIAN KILLINS

The Eagles called up Killins for their Week 4 game against the San Francisco 49ers but the undrafted rookie free agent speedster was unable to make an impact. Fans have been intrigued by Killins’ profile but the Eagles are moving on. Releasing Killins leaves Elijah Holyfield as the only running back on the practice squad.

TREYVON HESTER

Remember this guy? You should! Hester was credited for a block on Cody Parkey’s potential game-winning field goal attempt against the Eagles during Philly’s 2019 wild card game against the Chicago Bears. The Eagles waived their playoff hero prior to the 2019 regular season and he was claimed by Washington. Hester only played about 11.7% of Washington’s snaps before joining the Green Bay Packers during the 2020 offseason. The Packers waived Hester with an injury settlement in September and he’s been available to sign ever since.

Now back with the Eagles, Hester figures to give Philly some additional defensive tackle depth. Fletcher Cox, Malik Jackson, and Javon Hargrave are the only three players at their position on the 53-man roster and Jackson has recently been dealing with an injury. The Eagles will likely elevate Hester to their roster for the next game or two. Maybe they’ll eventually sign him to a spot on the roster. Bringing Hester back notably blocks the path to playing time for undrafted rookie free agent signing Raequan Williams.


See below for a current look at the Eagles’ 2020 practice squad.

Format: Position, player, (times protected this season), [times elevated this season]

RB Elijah Holyfield (0) [0]

WR Deontay Burnett (4) [2]

TE Jason Croom (1) [2]

TE Hakeem Butler (0) [0]

TE Caleb Wilson (0) [0]

OT Prince Tega Wanogho (1) [0]

OG Jamon Brown (1) [1]

DE Joe Ostman (2) [0]

DE Shareef Miller (0) [0]

DT T.Y. McGill (5) [2]

DT Raequan Williams (1) [1]

DT Treyvon Hester (0) [0]

LB Rashad Smith (0) [0]

CB Michael Jacquet (0) [1]

S Grayland Arnold (3) [2]

S Elijah Riley (2) [2]

{DE Matt Leo — international spot - doesn’t count towards limit}