Road to Victory Posted November 28, 2020 Share Posted November 28, 2020 https://www.bleedinggreennation.com/2020/11/28/21723864/philadelphia-eagles-doug-pederson-confirms-matt-pryor-start-right-tackle-zach-ertz-nfl-news-seahawks Doug Pederson confirms Eagles’ offensive line changes, doesn’t think Zach Ertz will play against Seahawks Plus even more from Philadelphia’s head coach. By Alexis Chassen@Lovelybuckeye Nov 28, 2020, 11:25am EST Share this story Share this on Facebook (opens in new window) Share this on Twitter (opens in new window) SHAREAll sharing options Eagles’ head coach Doug Pederson spoke to reporters on Saturday before practice and gave some injury updates, announced the 10th different group of offensive line starters, and also talked about Carson Wentz’s week of practice. Here’s what the head coach had to say: Injury updates Zach Ertz has had a good week of practice, but Pederson doesn’t expect the tight end to be ready to play this week. He did say it was good to have Ertz back out on the practice field, but they’re being a little cautious with him, and hope he’ll be back in Week 13. Pederson later admitted it’s possible that some of Wentz’s struggles are due to not having both Alshon Jeffery or Zach Ertz on the field through most of this season. He pointed to a limited offseason, and a new group of players, but didn’t want to make excuses for some of the issues they’ve had. The head coach said that Boston Scott has had a good week, feels good, and hasn’t suffered any setbacks, so he should be good to play on Monday. Still, Jordan Howard has jumped right back in, and his familiarity with the terminology has helped, and he’s someone who could have a role moving forward. On the offensive line Pederson confirmed that Jordan Mailata will be the starter at left tackle and Jason Peters is moving back to right guard — where he started the season. The head coach explained that the difference from earlier this week, when he confirmed Peters would still be at LT, was the news that Lane Johnson would be out the remainder of the season. He went on to talk about how he’s excited for Peters to move over to right guard, and that he’s a tremendous player and part of the organization. "Mailata has really — he’s played well, he’s been consistent, he played good the other day and so he gets another opportunity, really not an opportunity, another start at left tackle.” Pederson also noted the rest of the line will include Isaac Seumalo, Jason Kelce, and then Matt Pryor at right tackle for Johnson. This will be the offense’s 10th different starting line on Monday night, but Pederson pointed out that all of these guys have played throughout the season up to this point. He also noted that Pryor had to move from guard to tackle last week when Johnson was injured, and he’s taken the tackle reps in practice this week, so he’ll be ready for his new role. 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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