Making Sense Of the Eagles’ Inactives

Bradley FletcherGREEN BAY, Wisc. – The following Eagles are inactive for today’s game against the Packers: QB Michael Vick, CB Bradley Fletcher, RB Matthew Tucker, LB Jake Knott, OT Matt Tobin, OT Dennis Kelly and WR B.J. Cunningham.

The big one there is Fletcher, who suffered a pectoral injury last week. With him sidelined, Brandon Boykin is likely to start on the outside. But the key will be what the Eagles do in nickel.

One option would be to move Boykin inside and have Roc Carmichael line up on the outside. The other option would be to have Patrick Chung play inside and keep Boykin outside.

Other than Cary Williams, Boykin and Carmichael, the only other active cornerback is Curtis Marsh.

Meanwhile, Vick (hamstring) is inactive. Nick Foles will obviously get the start, and Matt Barkley will back him up.

No other real surprises. As usual, the Eagles will go with two backup offensive linemen. Allen Barbre will fill in at tackle and guard if necessary. Julian Vandervelde is the backup center.

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  • smallestsmurf

    No Fletcher? Good thing we’re facing a Q that can’t throw…

  • Will

    No Fletcher not good, Good Defenses have the next man up mentality…Gonna be watching the secondary to see how Billy Davis responds…

    • Richard Colton

      I’d be happy with Fletcher long term provided the last few weeks are indicitive of how he plays an entire season. I agree with your second point, big drop off from Fletcher to Marsh.

      • cliff henny

        good news is packers went with fb and 2 wides once rodgers got hurt, so we might nor see as much roc and marsh…plus, wallace is one throwing it, so that’ll help too