Eagles still waiting for Isaac Seumalo

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Eagles guard Isaac Seumalo (left) remains sidelined.

Tight end Zach Ertz (rib displacement) and cornerback Leodis McKelvin (hamstring), who both missed Monday night’s game against the Bears, didn’t practice Wednesday.

Neither did linebacker Mychal Kendricks, who suffered a fractured nose and quad contusion in the Bears game.

Also not practicing was guard Isaac Seumalo, who continues to recover from a mid-August pectoral strain.

“It’s still sore basically,’’ coach Doug Pederson said of Seumalo’s injury. “It’s healing, but the strength is not back yet.

“We just want to give him this week and sort of monitor that. Get him all the treatment that we can. Get him through the (Week 4) bye, and then we’ll see where he’s at after that.’’

The 2-0 Eagles will play the unbeaten Steelers on Sunday at the Linc. They'll have their bye the next week, then face the Detroit Lions on the road in Week 4 (Oct. 9).

In all likelihood, their starting right tackle, Lane Johnson, will be starting his 10-game PED suspension that week.

The plan is for left guard Allen Barbre to move over to right tackle during Johnson’s absence. Initially, Pederson said Seumalo, a third-round rookie out of Oregon State, likely would replace Barbre at left guard. He even started there in the team’s second preseason game against the Steelers.

But then he got hurt, and missed the final two preseason games, and was inactive for both of the Eagles’ first two games, against the Browns and Bears.

Pederson said Wednesday that all the practice time Seumalo has missed wouldn’t cause any reluctance as far as starting the rookie over veteran Stefen Wisniewski after the bye. Wisniewski has 77 career starts, 62 at center, 15 at guard. He started at left guard in the final two preseason games.

“Isaac’s had a lot of reps in there," Pederson said. "It wouldn’t set him back. And he’s one of those sharp kids. A studious kid. It wouldn’t set him back at all.’’

Shepherd back

The Eagles signed CB JaCorey Shepherd to their practice squad Wednesday. To make room, they released G Darrell Green.

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