Eagles Likely to Be Without 2 Key Members of Running Attack Sunday

Updated: 4:04 p.m.

It looks like the Eagles will be without at least two offensive starters for Sunday's game against the Seahawks. 

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Right tackle Lane Johnson is still in the concussion protocol and has been ruled out. Running back Jordan Howard still hasn't been cleared for contact and is questionable. 

Without Johnson, rookie Andre Dillard will make his first-career start at right tackle. He got a full week of preparation on the right side during practice. 

"Looks good, looks good," Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said about Dillard. "Each day he's gotten better. He's really settled in. Had a good day yesterday. Expect the same today. He's trending in the right direction."

As for Howard, he suffered a shoulder injury that Pederson has since termed a "stinger" in the Bears game back on Nov. 3, before the bye. It looks like he's going to miss his second straight game on Sunday. 

Howard briefly left the game late against the Bears, but even after that win, he said he didn't think the injury was serious. 

"It's a tough injury, it's a tricky injury," Pederson said. "Until I get more updates and further notification on him, that's where he's at. He's progressing, he's trending."

The Eagles' situation at receiver is a little sketchy this week because Alshon Jeffery (ankle) and Nelson Agholor (knee) are both dealing with injuries. Both are questionable. 

Jeffery has been a limited participant all week, while Agholor missed Wednesday and Thursday. 

"They're both trending, I guess that's the word of the day, in the right direction," Pederson said. "Listen, we know in this sport, in this game, you sometimes have to play a little banged up. These guys are tough guys and fully expect that." 

Meanwhile, linebacker Nigel Bradham (ankle) has been a full participant in practice all week and is expected to make his return after missing four games. 

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