Making Sense Of the Eagles’ Inactives

The following Eagles are inactive for today’s game against the Cardinals: QB Matt Barkley, safety Earl Wolff, CB Curtis Marsh, RB Matthew Tucker, LB Emmanuel Acho, OT Matt Tobin and OT Dennis Kelly.

Michael Vick will back up Nick Foles. James Casey is the emergency quarterback.

The Eagles have six wide receivers active: DeSean Jackson, Riley Cooper, Jason Avant, Jeff Maehl, Damaris Johnson and Brad Smith. Johnson didn’t dress in the team’s last game two weeks ago against the Redskins.




Allen Barbre (G/T) and Julian Vandervelde (center) are the backup offensive linemen.

On the defensive side of the ball, Jake Knott returns after a four-game absence (hamstring). He gets the nod in place of Acho, who won't dress.

The Eagles have four active cornerbacks: Cary Williams, Bradley Fletcher, Brandon Boykin and Roc Carmichael. Fletcher missed the previous two games because of a pectoral injury.

Wolff misses his second game in a row with a knee injury. Patrick Chung will start in his place alongside Nate Allen.

One big name out of the lineup for the Cardinals is running back Andre Ellington. He's averaging 6.0 YPC and has five runs of 20+ yards. Ellington was also a factor in the passing game. Now, Rashard Mendenhall (3.0 YPC) will have to carry the load.

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  • Tautalatasi Jr.

    Just found out Nick Foles is finally in the pro bowl ballot, too bad he won’t be playing in it. Because players getting ready to play in the superbowl, don’t play in the pro bowl

    • Kevin

      Here is to hoping you are right! Go Eagles!

  • Kevin

    Eagles catch a break with Ellington out. The Cards will turn the ball of 3 times, two Palmer picks and one Mendenhall fumble. Eagles D will score a TD this weekend.

    • GEAGLE

      Ellington is the one who caught a break by being out! My boys will HIT today!!!

  • anon

    The question for tonight’s game is can we stop the PASS. If this was a run first team i’d feel great. But our strength is their weakness. If they’re going to Fitz and Floyd…I hope our pass rush can get it done.

    • GEAGLE

      Barwin,Cox and Curry are going to devour this whack oline

  • GEAGLE

    Hahaha Cary was just pacing around in a circle in the ENDZONE! ZONED IN!!! Iike a lion in his a cage when he knows it’s close to feeding time!!

    Mr, December Cary Williams is about to show y’all that I’m crazy like a fox lol

    • cliff henny

      be more worried if Cox was pacing around like that, as if someone just smashed up his new trans am

  • PaoliBulldog

    Kelly hasn’t been active for a single game this season. Probably should have stashed him on IR and used his roster spot on someone else.

  • Cyrus Robinson

    If we ever get to James Casey as the quarterback, it’s hard to imagine him doing much worse than Barkley.

  • cliff henny

    20 mins!!! ugh, this was a long 2 weeks!

    • GEAGLE

      Right…I’m ready to hit someone so I know our boys are

      • cliff henny

        had to ride 40 ms on my bike this morning, just to callm down so i could sit and watch.

  • PhillyTrue

    This game will tell us quite a bit about where this Eagles team stands. Coming off a bye and playing at home, they should win this one.