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DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin to play

Both DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin will play.

DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin to play

(David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)
(David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)

Both DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin will play.

The Eagles' starting two wide receivers, both of whom were injured this week, are active for Sunday's game against the Ravens. That's an encouraging sign for the Eagles, who practiced on Thursday without either player.

The Eagles' inactives are quarterback Trent Edwards, tackle Dennis Kelly, cornerback Curtis Marsh, running back Dion Lewis, defensive end Vinny Curry, offensive lineman Nate Menkin and wide receiver Riley Cooper.

The Ravens' inactives are wide reciever LaQuan Williams, return specialist Asa Jackson, tackle Jah Reid, tight end Billy Bajema, defensive end DeAngelo Tyson, defensive tackle Bryan Hall and outside linebacker Paul Kruger.

The Eagles' captains are Brent Celek, DeMeco Ryans and Chas Henry.

Some quick notes...

- It's interesting that Dion Lewis, who's no longer on the injury report, is inactives. He's now behind Bryce Brown and Chris Polk. Brown is ahead of Lewis as a rusher and Polk contributes on special teams. If LeSean McCoy, the situation might be different. But the gameday depth chart is at least notable to watch.

- Demetress Bell, who was inactive last week, is active this week. He is the No. 2 tackle, ahead of Dennis Kelly. For more on Bell, check out Jeff McLane's story on Howard Mudd and the offensive line.

- Cornerback Curtis Marsh has been dealing with a hamstring injury. Brandon Hughes is now the primary backup for the inside and outside. 

- WIth Trent Edwards active, Jason Avant would likely be the quarterback in an emergency situation. Of course, if the Eagles get to that situation, it's a bad sign for the team.

- David Sims and Mardy Gilyard will play in their first games. Expect Sims to play on special teams. Gilyard is insurance in case Maclin or Jackson are bothered by their injuries.

Zach Berman Inquirer Staff Writer
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