Making Sense Of the Eagles Inactives

Photo Credit: Jeff Fusco

Photo Credit: Jeff Fusco

The following Eagles are inactive for today’s game against the Seattle Seaahwks: QB Nick Foles, CB Roc Carmichael, DB Jaylen Watkins, C Julian Vandervelde, OL Dennis Kelly, TE Trey Burton and DL Taylor Hart.

The only difference from the past two weeks is that Burton (hamstring) won’t dress. Taking his place on the gameday roster is WR Jeff Maehl. Burton has seven special teams tackles on the season and has been a key blocker on the return units.

Kicker Cody Parkey (groin) is also worth monitoring.

Emmanuel Acho (groin) was active on Thanksgiving against Dallas, but did not play. We’ll see if he rotates in with Casey Matthews at inside linebacker.

The Eagles will start the same offensive line combination for the third straight week. Andrew Gardner is at right guard in place of Matt Tobin. The starting offensive line from left to right: Jason Peters, Evan Mathis, Jason Kelce, Gardner and Lane Johnson. The backups will be David Molk (C) and Tobin (G/T).

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

The Eagles have six wide receivers active: Jeremy Maclin, Riley Cooper, Jordan Matthews, Smith, Maehl and Josh Huff. Three tight ends – Brent Celek, Zach Ertz and James Casey – will dress. Ertz could see some more snaps since he’s one of the Eagles’ better receiving options against good pass defenses.