Peters left last week’s game in Washington with an injured quadriceps. He was a full participant in the Eagles’ practice Thursday and said he expected to play.
That makes the “questionable” listing a little bit worrisome. It also raises the concern that Peters could start the game but not be able to finish it. The Eagles had several players exit the Washington game in the first quarter, which caused problems on offense as well as defense.
Coach Chip Kelly’s plan was for right tackle Lane Johnson to switch to the left side if Peters was unable to play. But Johnson was hobbled by injuries to his left knee and ankle and didn’t get to practice on the left side.
That means that Matt Tobin, who filled in for Peters last week, would likely get the call again. If so, then Dennis Kelly would replace Tobin at right guard. That would mean changes at two places on the offensive line, which has struggled to establish continuity this season.
As for Bair’s absence, it caused problems last week because the Eagles were short at defensive end. This week, starter Cedric Thornton is likely to return after missing a game with a broken hand. Taylor Hart, who has an injured shoulder, could also be back.