McCoy inactive for Eagles

Running back LeSean McCoy will not a get a chance to claim the NFL's rushing title. (David Maialetti/Staff file photo)

Despite claims that he was indeed playing in Sunday's season finale, Eagles running back LeSean McCoy will be inactive against the Redskins.

Eagles coach Andy Reid -- and McCoy -- both said Friday that he would play and attempt to go for the NFL rushing title despite a slight ankle sprain. Apparently, sometime between then and now Reid decided to sit the Pro Bowl tailback.

Ronnie Brown will start in place of McCoy.

The Eagles' other inactives are: cornerback Asante Samuel, defensive tackle Mike Patterson, defensive tackle Cedric Thornton, guard Julian Vandervelde, wide receiver Ron Johnson and linebacker Greg Lloyd.

Other than McCoy, Samuel (hamstring strain) is the only injured player among the group of inactives. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, as expected, will start in place of Samuel at left cornerback. Mike Patterson is out with the flu. Trevor Laws is starting for Patterson.

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