The Eagles will be without their starting left guard for the second consecutive week.
Allen Barbre (hamstring), who left the Cowboys game after nine snaps before sitting out the Giants game, will not play against the Falcons on Sunday afternoon. Veteran Stefen Wisniewski will make his second straight start.
Safety and special teams contributor Terrence Brooks (hamstring) has also been ruled out. That helped the decision to promote cornerback Aaron Grymes from the practice squad to the active roster, Pederson said. Grymes will be active on game day.
Grymes was signed to the practice squad before the Dallas game after he completely recovered from a shoulder injury he suffered in the third preseason game. Pederson said had Grymes not gotten hurt, he would have either made the roster or the practice squad out of training camp.
Pederson said earlier in the week that the Eagles were looking to fill Josh Huff’s vacated roster spot with either Grymes or receiver and fan favorite Paul Turner. Injuries in the secondary made the decision easier.
Cornerback Leodis McKelvin (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game. McKelvin has been dealing with a hamstring injury all season and said it hampered him during last week’s game. After being a full participant in Wednesday’s practice, he was limited Thursday and Friday.
“A little bit,” Pederson said when asked if McKelvin suffered a setback. “He felt the hammy a little bit again [Thursday]. He’s getting his treatment and everything, but he’s battling through it like all these guys are this time of year. We just want to be precautionary with him.”
If McKelvin can’t play on Sunday, Jalen Mills would get the start. Either way, it seems likely Mills will be rotated in against the Falcons. The Eagles also have rookies C.J. Smith and Grymes to play corner.
Brent Celek (ribs) and Taylor Hart (ankle) are also listed as questionable. Celek on Thursday said he was going to play through the pain. Hart was a full participant at Friday's practice.
Bennie Logan (groin) is also listed as questionable, but has also said he's playing.
Kamu Grugier-Hill (hamstring) is doubtful. This is the first time this season that the Eagles have used the “doubtful” label.
Right guard Brandon Brooks was sent home early on Friday because of illness but is expected to play on Sunday. During Friday’s practice, Wisniewski and rookie Isaac Seumalo will be the guards.
The Falcons will be without three key players: No. 1 CB Desmond Trufant, RB Tevin Coleman and TE Jacob Tamme have all been ruled out.