Saturday, July 4, 2015

No Samuel; Hanson Starting

As expected, Asante Samuel will miss tonight's game with a neck injury. Not so expected was the news that Joselio Hanson, not Lito Sheppard, will take Samuel's starting spot.

No Samuel; Hanson Starting

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   The inactives for tonight's Thanksgiving feast have been announced and as expected, Eagles corner Asante Samuel will sit with a neck injury. It's a little bit of a surprise that Joselio Hanson, instead of Lito Sheppard, will replace Samuel. Sheppard was fooled badly on a 53-yard touchdown play in Sunday's loss at Baltimore.

  Also notable is that Episcopal Academy alum Kyle Eckel is active for the first time as an Eagle. Eckel is a fullback but can also play running back, with Correll Buckhalter (knee) out and Brian Westbrook (knee, ankle) hurting.

   For the Cardinals, a couple of ex-Eagles defensive backs will miss this game with injuries -- Matt Ware and Rod Hood. However, Eagles fans with encyclopdedic memories might recall wideout Sean Morey, linebacker Pago Togafau, punter Dirk Johnson and tight end Stephen Spach, all of whom are active for the Cards. Spach is scheduled to start.

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