Friday, March 6, 2015

Making sense of the Eagles' inactives

Here are the Eagles' inactives for today's game against the Bills: Mike Kafka, Jaiquawn Jarrett, Curtis Marsh, Trent Cole, Kyle DeVan, Jason Peters, and Julian Vandervelde.

Making sense of the Eagles' inactives

Winston Justice is active for the first time all season against Buffalo. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
Winston Justice is active for the first time all season against Buffalo. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

Here are the Eagles' inactives for today's game against the Bills: Mike Kafka, Jaiquawn Jarrett, Curtis Marsh, Trent Cole, Kyle DeVan, Jason Peters, and Julian Vandervelde.

What stands out? Winston Justice is active for the first time this season. King Dunlap starts for an injured Jason Peters at left tackle, but Justice is the only reserve offensive tackle on the gameday roster. The only other Eagles backup offensive lineman is Jamaal Jackson. Danny Watkins gets his first start of the season, and Kyle DeVan, who started the first three weeks, won't even dress.

Meanwhile, Kafka is inactive for the first time all season. That means Vince Young is the backup quarterback.

Jarrett was active last week for the first time, but won't dress today as cornerback Brandon Hughes returns. The Eagles have five cornerbacks active. Remember, the Bills run a lot of 4-WR sets so Joselio Hanson could see the field quite a bit.

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Clay Harbor had a productive game as a receiver last week, but he was only on the field for about 11 snaps. We'll see if the Eagles go with more two tight-end sets today.

Derek Landri, who was signed after Antonio Dixon suffered a season-ending injury, is active and figures to be part of the eight-man defensive line rotation. Darryl Tapp and Juqua Parker are both also active. Tapp hasn't played since Week 1, but will get the start at right defensive end in place of Cole. Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has been sacked just two times all season.

If you missed it from earlier, here are my 10 things to know about today's matchup.

And as always, I'll be chatting during the game at 1 p.m.


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