Eagles-Bears Inactives: Two Starters Out

Zach Ertz and Leodis McKelvin, as expected, will not play.

Zach Ertz. (Jeff Fusco)

Zach Ertz. (Jeff Fusco)

The following Eagles will be inactive for their game against the Bears tonight: Josh Andrews, Zach Ertz, Dillon Gordon, Leodis McKelvin, Isaac Seumalo, Bryce Treggs and Halapoulivaati Vaitai.

Brent Celek will start in place of Ertz at tight end, while Ron Brooks will start in place of McKelvin at cornerback. When the Eagles play nickel defense, Brooks will shift inside to the slot while Jalen Mills plays on the outside. After being inactive last week, Terrence Brooks and Trey Burton will be available. Burton is expected to play a significant role in the passing game with Ertz injured.

As for the Bears, defensive backs Cre’Von LeBlanc, Kyle Fuller and Deon Bush, linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski, offensive lineman Eric Kush, wide receiver Cameron Meredith and defensive lineman Cornelius Washington are inactive. Fuller, the Bears’ best cornerback, is the most notable player missing from Chicago’s lineup.