The Eagles reportedly avoided what would have been an absolute disaster in Week 1.
On the FOX pre-game broadcast, Jay Glazer reported that All-Pro center Jason Kelce had the “sniffles” and needed to travel to Washington separate from the rest of the team.
According to Glazer, Kelce needed to pass two COVID-19 tests before he could be cleared to play. Luckily, that happened.
It’s a huge relief for the Eagles that Kelce will be able to play on Sunday. Obviously, it’s a relief that Kelce is healthy. But it’s also a relief from a football standpoint too.
The Eagles are already without right tackle Lane Johnson, who came into the weekend listed as questionable. If Kelce was out too, the Eagles would have been without four of five projected starters for 2020. Kelce has been a rock for the Eagles.
Even with Kelce in the lineup Sunday, the Eagles’ offensive line is a huge question mark. According to reports, Nate Herbig will start at right guard and rookie Jack Driscoll will start at right tackle.
So here’ their expected starting OL for Sunday:
- LT: Jason Peters
- LG: Isaac Seumalo
- C: Jason Kelce
- RG: Nate Herbig
- RT: Jack Driscoll
- Backups: Matt Pryor, Jordan Mailata, Sua Opeta.