Making Sense Of the Eagles’ Inactives

chipkelly_400_102613The following Eagles are inactive for today’s game against the Lions: QB Matt Barkley, safety Earl Wolff, CB Curtis Marsh, RB Matthew Tucker, LB Najee Goode, OT Matt Tobin and OT Dennis Kelly.

Goode suffered a hamstring injury last week. Emmanuel Acho takes his place on the gameday roster.

Wolff will miss his third consecutive game after suffering a knee injury against the Packers. Patrick Chung will start alongside Nate Allen at safety.

The Eagles once again have six wide receivers active: DeSean Jackson, Riley Cooper, Jason Avant, Jeff Maehl, Damaris Johnson and Brad Smith. Maehl suffered a concussion last week, but has been cleared to play. When Maehl was sidelined against Arizona, Smith took his snaps.

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

The Eagles have four active cornerbacks: Cary Williams, Bradley Fletcher, Brandon Boykin and Roc Carmichael.

For the Lions, Reggie Bush (calf) and Calvin Johnson (knee) are active. CB Darius Slay (knee) is out.

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