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


   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.

Daily News Staff Writer
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy: comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog
Eagletarian is your home for comprehensive coverage of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Les Bowen Daily News Staff Writer
Paul Domowitch Daily News NFL Columnist
Latest Videos:
Also on
letter icon Newsletter