No surprise here, Brian Westbrook won't play today when the Eagles host the Giants. The running back is among the list of inactives for the 4-2 Eagles, who face 5-2 New York today at 1 p.m.
Westbrook suffered a concussion last Monday in the Birds' victory over the Redskins. He had a lingering headache a few days afterward and all signs seemed to say that it hadn't gone away by Friday. Westbrook was supposed to start aerobic exercises that day, but did not.
LeSean McCoy will earn his second career start. Eldra Buckley could get some snaps with the first team. And new guy P.J. Hill is active.
As for Westbrook, the next question is how long the concussion will keep him out of the Eagles' lineup. There's every reason to believe this is not just a one-game injury.
Safety Macho Harris is the other notable inactive for the Eagles. Harris has an ankle sprain and will be replaced by Sean Jones. The other actives are: cornerback Dimitri Patterson (quadriceps), guard Mike McGlynn, wide receiver Kevin Curtis (knee), defensive end Victor Abiamiri (knee) and guard Max Jean-Gilles (shoulder).
Kevin Kolb is the emergency third quarterback for the third straight week. Michael Vick is active and scaring the bejesus out of the Giants (uhh ... maybe not).
The Giants are 1 1/2-point favorites, according to most betting odds.