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Ertz and McKelvin out again, Kendricks should play

Cam Newton, Mychal Kendricks AP

Eagles Coach Doug Pederson told reporters Friday that cornerback Leodis McKelvin and tight end Zach Ertz will again be out Sunday when the Eagles host the Steelers.

Pederson said linebacker Mychal Kendricks should be able to play. Kendricks has been dealing with a broken nose and strained quadriceps.

Ertz and McKelvin also sat out last week’s game with injuries they suffered in the season opener. The Eagles don’t play next week, and Pederson said he expects both to be able to return after the bye week.

Ertz has a displaced rib and told reporters this week he’s dealing with too much pain to be able to play. McKelvin has a hamstring injury.

Though Brent Celek was the listed starter last week with Ertz out, tight end Trey Burton caught a touchdown pass in the Eagles’ win over the Bears.

Pederson also said offensive lineman Isaac Seumalo will also miss another game.

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10 Responses to “Ertz and McKelvin out again, Kendricks should play”
  1. sportmigos says: Sep 23, 2016 10:38 AM

    Dougie P is the next Belichick. book it

  2. takeyourpunishmentandquitwhininglikeababy says: Sep 23, 2016 10:40 AM

    Steelers haven’t won in Philly since 1965. They are going to get killed again. Go Eagles!!!

  3. bathroombenlovemachine says: Sep 23, 2016 10:57 AM

    …… and the Eagles are still the only team in the NFC East that has never won a Super Bowl.

    Cowboys 5
    Giants 4
    Redskins 3
    Eagles Zero Super Bowl Wins

  4. pioniere says: Sep 23, 2016 10:58 AM

    Staying healthy was always one of McKelvin’s biggest problems… that, and fumbling kickoffs and getting torched for big passing plays.

  5. greglloydrules says: Sep 23, 2016 11:05 AM

    What did you guys put in your coffee this morning? Steelers are going to get killed? Dougie P is the next Belichick? Take it easy on that stuff guys, it will rot your brain.

  6. Stiller43 says: Sep 23, 2016 11:18 AM

    takeyourpunishmentandquitwhininglikeababy says:
    Sep 23, 2016 10:40 AM
    Steelers haven’t won in Philly since 1965. They are going to get killed again. Go Eagles!!!
    ________

    They’ve played @ Philly once in the past 19 years, and that was 8 years ago…real relevant stat…

    The Steelers are no Browns or Bears.

  7. dawkphan says: Sep 23, 2016 11:26 AM

    I am an Eagles fan , but not counting on the irrelevant stat. I think it will be a good game , just want everyone to come out of it healthy. It should be a good test for the Birds. GO Eagles !!

  8. steelcurtainn says: Sep 23, 2016 11:42 AM

    This could be a tricky game to watch out for, on the road, non divisional game. Even tho its been a while since the Steelers won in philly, The Steelers pull it out 24-20.

  9. macjacmccoy says: Sep 23, 2016 1:27 PM

    Time for a “A previous version of this post said” retraction.

    Here’s what the article actually said.

    Tight end Zach Ertz has not been cleared to return to practice because of a displaced rib, and all he’s waiting on is the medical staff to allow him to play.

    “I’m not in a lot of pain right now,” Ertz said. “It’s just a matter of healing.”

    Ertz would not disclose a timetable. He’s able to lift weights and stay in shape, but he cannot take contact.

    “There’s a lot of stuff behind that rib,” Ertz said, when asked about the risk. “If it was a lower rib where the pain is now, I’d easily be able to play last week.

  10. crownofthehelmet says: Sep 23, 2016 1:29 PM

    They should just sit out and save themselves the anguish of getting trucked on the field.

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