Making Sense of the Eagles Inactives
Although his status has been unclear since injuring his groin, Zach Ertz is active for the Eagles tonight. However, it’s still unknown how much the tight end will play, if at all. Given the depth and talent the Eagles have at the position, it’s possible he won’t play much.
The following players are inactive: Josh Andrews, Dennis Kelly, Brandon Bair, Denzel Rice, Marcus Smith, Stephen Morris and Kenjon Barner. With Bair sidelined, Taylor Hart is making his NFL debut after being inactive every game last season.
Third-round pick Jordan Hicks is also active, after Chip Kelly suggested he would play on multiple special teams units. With Andrews and Kelly out, seven offensive linemen will be available tonight.