CHICAGO - After missing the final three games of the regular season with a pec injury, Isaac Seumalo will start over Stefen Wisniewski for the Eagles in today's wild-card game at Soldier Field.
Seumalo came into the weekend listed as questionable. But the plan all along, according to league sources, was, if he was healthy, he would be the starter.
While the Eagles went 3-0 with Wisniewski over the stretch run and went on the Super Bowl run with him last year, the Eagles like Seumalo's size, strength and athletic ability. They're hoping that will help them in this tough matchup against a really good Bears defensive line.
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Bears safety Eddie Jackson (ankle) is active for the game. He's a big part of the Bears' No. 1 defense. Former Eagles TE Trey Burton (groin) is inactive and will miss the chance to play against his former team.
The Eagles' other three players who were listed as questionable heading into the weekend - Michael Bennett (foot), Avonte Maddox (oblique), Jason Peters (quad) - are all active for today's game. Keep an eye on Peters. If he can't finish the game, we'll see Halapoulivaati Vaitai in a possible matchup against Khalil Mack at times this afternoon.
Here are the Eagles' inactive players:
Carson Wentz (back)
Sidney Jones (hamstring)
Mike Wallace (ankle)
D.J. Alexander (hamstring)
Eddie Jackson is active. Bears inactives:
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