Monday, December 22, 2014

Asomugha active Sunday

Nnamdi Asomugha will play Sunday. The cornerback, who hyper-extended his knee Thursday, is active against the Patriots.

Asomugha active Sunday

Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha will play against the Patriots on Sunday. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)
Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha will play against the Patriots on Sunday. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)

Nnamdi Asomugha will play Sunday. The cornerback, who hyper-extended his knee Thursday, is active against the Patriots.

Expect Asomugha to play a significant role in trying to slow down Patriots tight ends Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski. He sat out practice Friday but tested his knee before the game Sunday and the team decided he is healthy enough to help.

The Eagles inactives are: Mike Vick, Jeremy Maclin, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Brandon Graham, King Dunlap, Julian Vandervelde and Phillip Hunt.

Vince Young will start at quarterback and Riley Cooper gets another start at wide receiver. Both of those moves were expected.

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Graham is inactive for a second consecutive week. He played two games after coming off of the Physically Unable to Perform list. Vick (ribs) Maclin (shoulder, hamstring), Dunlap (concussion) and Rodgers-Cromartie (ankle) are all out due to injury.

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