Westbrook isn't playing

Brian Westbrook isn't playing.

Despite reports during the practice week from coach Andy Reid that Westbrook's sprained right ankle was improving, the Eagles' star running back is unable to play today against the Kansas City Chiefs. Westbrook sprained his surgically repaired ankle late in the third quarter of the Eagles' loss to New Orleans and didn't practice at all during the week. Rookie LeSean McCoy will make his first career start in place of Westbrook.

Wide receiver Kevin Curtis, who was listed as doubtful Friday because of a sprained left knee, also is not playing. That means Jeremy Maclin will make his first NFL start and fellow rookie Brandon Gibson will dress for the first time this season. Veteran Reggie Brown is dressing for the first time since the Eagles' playoff win over the New York Giants last season.

The Eagles also activated all three of their healthy quarterbacks, which probably means that Jeff Garcia would enter the game if Kevin Kolb was injured. Michael Vick, of course, is expected to play in a regular-season game for the first time since New Year's Even 2006 when he visited Lincoln Financial Field as the Atlanta Falcons' quarterback.

The Eagles' injured inactives are Westbrook, Curtis, quarterback Donovan McNabb (fractured rib), cornerback Dimitri Patterson (hand), safety Quintin Demps (hamstring) and guard Todd Herremans (foot). Healthy scratches are defensive end Jason Babin and offensive lineman Mike McGlynn. 

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