Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Making sense of the Eagles inactives

Eagles running back Jerome Harrison is inactive for the second straight week. Plus a look at the wide receiver situation and the offensive and defensive lines.

Making sense of the Eagles inactives

The Eagles traded for Jerome Harrison on Oct. 13.

But apparently, the Birds' new running back has not picked up enough of the offense to be in uniform on gameday.

Harrison is among the Eagles' inactives for the second straight week. The others are DeSean Jackson, Trevard Lindley, Keenan Clayton, Jason Peters, Clay Harbor and Brodrick Bunkley.

Michael Vick will be the third quarterback and will be on the sideline, unlike last week.

The only change among the inactives from last week is Jackson, who is recovering from a concussion. The Eagles get Riley Cooper back, and he'll be counted on as the third receiver, joining Jeremy Maclin and Jason Avant. The Eagles' fourth receiver for the third straight week is Chad Hall.

With Harrison inactive, Eldra Buckley will once again be the second running back. Joique Bell is also active. But expect LeSean McCoy to be on the field a lot once again.

On the defensive side of the ball, rookie Daniel Te'o-Nesheim is active for the second straight week. He was on the field for four plays last week, dropping back into coverage twice. Don't be surprised if he sees a little bit more of a role against the Titans.

Offensive lineman Austin Howard is active for the second straight week. King Dunlap will start again for Peters at left tackle. The Eagles' other backup O-linemen are Reggie Wells and Nick Cole.

As for the Titans, Kerry Collins will get the start at quarterback. He's 4-7 in 11 career games against the Birds. He's completed 59.7 percent of his attempts against the Birds. Collins has nine touchdowns and just two interceptions (in 375 attempts) vs. the Eagles.

Sunday morning, I posted more thoughts on the Titans and don't forget I'll be chatting at 1 p.m.

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