Making Sense Of the Eagles’ Inactives

The following Eagles are inactive for today’s game against the Bucs: Kurt Coleman, LeSean McCoy, Michael Vick, Mike Patterson, Greg Salas, Chris Polk and Matt Kopa.

Coleman suffered a chest injury last week against Dallas. Colt Anderson will get the start in his place alongside Nate Allen.

McCoy continues to recover from a concussion he sustained Nov. 18 against the Redskins, and Vick is still recovering from a concussion sustained the week before (Nov. 11). Patterson was hospitalized during the week for pneumonia and will not play. Polk has been sidelined with a toe injury.

Salas was signed a few weeks ago, but has yet to dress on gameday. Kopa was signed earlier this week.

Bryce Brown will once again carry the load for McCoy. The rookie has averaged 8.1 yards per carry on 43 attempts the past two weeks.

The Eagles’ defensive tackle rotation will be reduced to four: Fletcher Cox, Cullen Jenkins, Derek Landri and Cedric Thornton.

Rookie wide receiver Marvin McNutt will be active for the first time. And linebacker Ryan Rau, who was just promoted from the practice squad yesterday, will dress also.

The Eagles’ backup offensive linemen are Danny Watkins, Matt Tennant and Demetress Bell.

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