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Dorial Green-Beckham to be featured more in Eagles-Colts game

The Philadelphia Eagles play their third preseason game at the Indianapolis Colts Saturday (7 p.m. ET). Here's what you need to know:

Who's in, who's out

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said the following players will be held out because of injury: wide receiver Jordan Matthews (knee), quarterback Carson Wentz (ribs), guard Isaac Seumalo (pec), defensive end Alex McCalister (calf), cornerback Aaron Grymes (shoulder) and defensive tackle Mike Martin (knee).

Wentz, still recovering from a rib hairline fracture, hopes to play in the preseason finale against the New York Jets. Matthews is confident that he'll be ready for the season opener against the Cleveland Browns.

With Seumalo out, Stefen Wisniewski is expected to start at left guard.

The Colts, meanwhile, are going to be without six of their cornerbacks, including Vontae Davis (ankle) and Antonio Cromartie (not enough practice time). It's a good opportunity for the Eagles' receivers to get going.

Increased role for DGB

Speaking of which, Pederson could use a receiver or two to separate from the pack. Dorial Green-Beckham, who was traded to the Eagles by the Titans last week, is expected to see an increase in snaps from a week ago and will get some looks with the first team, per the head coach.

"He's not where you want him to be, obviously, with the terminology of the offense," Pederson said. "That's why we're going to keep it very simple and keep it to one position for him as a receiver. Put a little package together, two, three, four plays, and just let him go play. And then as he understands that, we can expand the role because he's coming in basically right here at the end of camp trying to learn a system."

Unprompted, Pederson told reporters on Wednesday that Nelson Agholor "really stood out these last couple of practices." Let's see if that translates over to the game for Agholor. The former first-round pick has two catches for 30 yards so far this preseason.

Position battles

This week could help influence management in terms of the makeup of the wide receiver room. Agholor, Green-Beckham, Rueben Randle, Chris Givens, Paul Turner and Josh Huff all seem to be bunched together in a tier below Jordan Matthews. One or two of these players could be left on the outside looking in.

Nolan Carroll made a strong case in Pittsburgh last week for why he should be the starting outside cornerback over Ron Brooks, as he made a number of plays, including an interception return for a touchdown. Another strong performance could ice the job.

The Eagles have reportedly been shopping former Oregon defensive tackle Taylor Hart, a fifth-round selection in 2014. Seems like a good sign for Martin and Beau Allen. Both are listed ahead of Hart on the unofficial depth chart.

Teams have to get their rosters down to 75 players by 4 p.m. ET on Aug. 30 and to 53 by the same time on Sept. 3.

O-line shuffle

This "dress rehearsal" is an important one for the offensive line, even if it will be without one of its cast members. Though no word has come down on Lane Johnson's potential suspension yet, Pederson continues to prep for life without him and plans to start Allen Barbre at right tackle. With Seumalo hurt, Wisniewski steps in at left guard. Injuries and the Johnson situation have forced the Eagles to shuffle things up quite a bit this summer. Considering the instability, every snap the group can get together before the start of the season is all the more valuable.