Monday, December 29, 2014

Danny Watkins inactive, Dennis Kelly to start

Danny Watkins is inactive for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons with a chronic ankle injury, opening the right guard spot for rookie Dennis Kelly.

Danny Watkins inactive, Dennis Kelly to start

(Rick Scuteri/AP file photo)
(Rick Scuteri/AP file photo)

Danny Watkins is inactive for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons with a chronic ankle injury, opening the right guard spot for rookie Dennis Kelly.

Phillip Hunt, who was questionable with a calf injury, is active for the Eagles. That means second-round pick Vinny Curry is still inactive. The other inactives are Trent Edwards, Damaris Johnson, Dion Lewis, and Nathan Menkin.

Expect to see Mardy Gilyard as the Eagles' punt returner for the second consecutive game, although DeSean Jackson could also get some reps. 

The Eagles continue to dress just two quarterbacks, which is why Edwards is inactive.

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Chaney is now inactive for the second straight game. The decision is because of special teams. Chaney is a backup.

Lewis was active once once this season, but he's inactive for the second consecutive game. That means Chris Polk, a special teams contributor, is active.

The Falcons' inactives are quarterback Dominique Davis, center Joe Hawley, tackle Lamar Holmes, wdie receiver Harry Douglas, defensive tackle Travian Robertson, defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi and defensive end Cliff Matthews.

Zach Berman Inquirer Staff Writer
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