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Eagles Injury Update: Barbre doubtful; Wisniewski, Seumalo could split time

Eagles Injury Update: Barbre doubtful; Wisniewski, Seumalo could split time

Updated: 3:15 p.m.

Every player on the Eagles' roster except Brandon Graham (non-injury) practiced Friday, but that doesn’t necessarily mean every Eagle will play Sunday.

The biggest question mark heading into the season finale is left guard Allen Barbre (hamstring), who is listed as doubtful.

Barbre was limited in practice Friday.

“We just want to make sure that hamstring is good,” head coach Doug Pederson said.

If Barbre can’t play Sunday, veteran Stefen Wisniewski will start in his place, but Pederson would also “love” to get rookie Isaac Seumalo some snaps at left guard as well. There’s a good chance Seumalo could end up as the starter at the position next season and for the future.

Seumalo (ankle) is listed as questionable, but it seems like he’ll be good to go. Jordan Hicks (ankle) and Jordan Matthews (ankle) are also questionable for the game.

Matthews has been dealing with his ankle injury since the Green Bay game and it has clearly bothered him in recent weeks. He played just 39 of 56 snaps against the Giants in the last game.

“You’ve probably noticed it on the field,” Pederson said. “It affected [Matthews] obviously last Thursday and really the last couple of weeks. And it really frustrates him as a player because he really wants to be out there and we want him out there, obviously.”

The Eagles on Friday promoted running back Terrell Watson from the practice squad to give them three healthy backs for Sunday. Darren Sproles and undrafted rookie Byron Marshall will see the bulk of the snaps.

“We’d obviously love to see Byron quite a bit in this last ball game to see what you’ve got there,” Pederson said.

Former GM would demand king's ransom for Nick Foles

Former GM would demand king's ransom for Nick Foles

The Super Bowl champion Eagles face a multitude of tough decisions this offseason. 

The toughest is what to do with Super Bowl LII MVP Nick Foles. With franchise QB Carson Wentz recovering from a serious knee injury, the situation becomes more complicated.

Longtime NFL executive and current ESPN analyst Bill Polian essentially thinks Foles is untouchable.

Two first-round and two second-round picks would be a doozy of an offer for a quarterback who has one year left under contract. But that speaks to how highly Polian values Foles and the idea of having a top-notch backup QB on a contending team.

Former Eagles LB turned TV host Dhani Jones is in the same boat as Polian, saying he believes that Foles should be the starter, even if Wentz is healthy by Week 1.

Check out Jones' opinion in the video above.

Key staff member of 19 years leaves Eagles

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Key staff member of 19 years leaves Eagles

While the Eagles have been figuring out their new-look coaching staff, one of the more important people in the NovaCare Complex is leaving.

Head athletic trainer Chris Peduzzi announced on Tuesday that he is stepping down from his role with the team.

"We thank Chris for his contributions over the last 19 seasons and we wish him and his family all the best," the Eagles said in a statement.

Peduzzi took over as head trainer after Rick Burkholder went to Kansas City with Andy Reid in 2013. But Peduzzi had been with the Eagles in some capacity since 1999, when he joined the franchise as an assistant trainer.

“It has been an honor and a blessing to be part of this organization for the past 19 seasons,” Peduzzi said in a statement released by the Eagles. “I especially want to thank Mr. Lurie for his faith in me to care for the health of his players. I never took that lightly. I also want to thank Coach Pederson and Howie Roseman for the opportunity. I have had the pleasure of working alongside so many great people, from my staff and co-workers to our coaches and of course the players. More than anything, I am going to miss those daily interactions.

"However, I do believe the time is right for me and for my family to step away and take some time off. This was not an easy decision, but one that I have put much thought into and I appreciate the organization’s support and wish them all the best in the future. I am so proud of what we have been able to achieve together. To bring the Lombardi Trophy to Philadelphia this year was an amazing experience and I believe we have built a strong foundation that the team can continue to build on for years to come.”