Monday, December 29, 2014

Graham inactive, along with Vick/Maclin

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- In a bit of surprise, defensive end Brandon Graham was listed as inactive when the Eagles released their inactives list for Sunday night's game against the New York Giants.

Graham inactive, along with Vick/Maclin

(Clem Murray/Staff file photo)
(Clem Murray/Staff file photo)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- In a bit of surprise, defensive end Brandon Graham was listed as inactive when the Eagles released their inactives list for Sunday night's game against the New York Giants.

Andy Reid said Graham was questionable with a rib bruise on Friday, but the injury report said he had a knee injury. Graham, of course, tore his ACL last December and was recently activated off the PUP list. With Graham out, the Eagles will have Trent Cole, Jason Babin, Darryl Tapp and Juqua Parker at defensive end.

As expected, quarterback Michael Vick (broken ribs) and wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (shoulder/hamstring) will not dress. Both were downgraded from questionable to out on Saturday and did not make the trip to North Jersey. Vince Young will start for Vick and Riley Cooper will take Maclin's place at flanker opposite DeSean Jackson.

Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (ankle) and reserve offensive lineman King Dunlap (concussion) were also listed as out last week and will not dress. Joselio Hanson will fill in for Rodgers-Cromartie as the nickel cornerback.

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Defensive end Phillip Hunt and guard Julian Vandervelde were healthy scratches. Vandervelde was active last week, but tackle Winston Justice will take his place as the seven offensive lineman on the game day roster.

Jeff McLane Inquirer Staff Writer
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