Isaac Seumalo will not return to the Eagles Bleeding

Isaac Seumalo will not return to the Eagles – Bleeding Green Nation

Isaac Seumalo is leaving the Philadelphia Eagles to sign a three-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to a report by NFL insider Jordan Schultz.

The Steelers notably employ former Eagles vice president of player personnel Andy Weidl as their assistant general manager.

Originally a third-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, Seumalo had a fine career in Philly. He got off to a somewhat slow start; He was benched for fighting in early 2017. But he eventually regained a starting role and proved to be a very good starting guard with the versatility of playing in multiple positions. Seumalo recorded 60 starts in 81 regular season games.

Given the high demand for quality offensive linemen, it was a bit odd that Seumalo had been around for so long. Pro Football Focus ranked him the 10th best guard in the NFL last year. Perhaps teams were worried about how the 29-year-old missed 21 combined games over the two seasons leading up to 2022.

The Eagles losing Seumalo comes as little surprise; The feeling was that he was being offered more than the team could realistically afford. He also became more expendable for Philly when Jason Kelce announced he would return to center.

With that in mind, Cam Jurgens – the heir in the middle – wants to start with right guard and move forward. He lacks any extensive playing experience in this position. But the Eagles claimed he practiced at that position in practice. And he played so well at center last preseason that there’s reason to be optimistic about his prospects. However, there is a certain amount of projection involved.

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