Making Sense Of the Eagles’ Inactives
GREEN 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.