The Eagles will make a swap at running back this Thursday when they host the Giants.
Darren Sproles, who missed Sunday’s game with a concussion, will be back for the Eagles’ game on Thursday. But Kenjon Barner, who suffered a hamstring strain against the Ravens, has already been ruled out.
The Eagles will go into Thursday with Ryan Mathews, Sproles and Byron Marshall as their running backs.
While Barner has already been ruled out, head coach Doug Pederson said the following players are all on the mend: Allen Barbre (hamstring), Jordan Matthews (ankle), Isaac Seumalo (high ankle), Brent Celek (stinger) and Halapoulivaati Vaitai (knee). All of them practiced in full Monday.
With Lane Johnson returning to start at right tackle, Pederson still wouldn’t commit to starting Barbre at left guard because of the hamstring injury that kept him out of Sunday’s loss to the Ravens.
“Something we’re going to evaluate,” Pederson said. “We’ll have to see where he’s at health-wise, see if he’s 100 percent. Obviously, these last two weeks, we’re kind of getting our offensive line back to full strength. That’s something that we’ll evaluate over the next couple of days.”
If Barbre does start at left guard, the Eagles would have their opening day offensive line back together. Pederson did admit that the idea of playing Seumalo has something to do with his lack of commitment to playing Barbre, but Seumalo suffered a high ankle injury on Sunday.
Vaitai has missed the last four games with an MCL sprain. He wasn’t able to return from the injury to get another start before the return of Johnson.