Making Sense Of the Eagles’ Inactives

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

The following Eagles are inactive for today’s game against the Green Bay Packers: QB Nick Foles, S Earl Wolff, DB Jaylen Watkins, C Julian Vandervelde, OL Dennis Kelly, WR Jeff Maehl and DL Taylor Hart.

The group is exactly the same as last week’s against the Carolina Panthers.

That means Wolff sits for the second straight week. Nate Allen starts at safety alongside Malcolm Jenkins. The first backup safety will either be Chris Maragos or Chris Prosinski. This is the third time all season Wolff  has not dressed.

The Eagles return the same offensive line for the second straight week. From left to right: Jason Peters, Evan Mathis, Jason Kelce, Matt Tobin and Lane Johnson. The backups will be David Molk (C) and Andrew Gardner (G/T).

Mark Sanchez will start at QB for the second straight game, and Matt Barkley will back him up. Brad Smith is the emergency option.

Casey Matthews and Emmanuel Acho will once again split reps at inside linebacker. Marcus Smith II is active, but unlikely to play much. Look for the Eagles to play a lot of dime with Nolan Carroll II joining Mychal Kendricks on the field.

The Eagles have five wide receivers active: Jeremy Maclin, Riley Cooper, Jordan Matthews, Smith and Josh Huff. All four tight ends – Brent Celek, Zach Ertz, James Casey, Trey Burton – will dress.