Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Making sense of the Eagles' inactives

Rookie Clay Harbor is active as the Eagles' second tight end for the first time since Week 1. Plus some thoughts on the other inactives.

Making sense of the Eagles' inactives

For the first time since Week 1, Eagles tight end Clay Harbor is active.

And Garrett Mills, who has been the second tight end for the last seven games, will not dress.

Harbor, drafted in the fourth round out of Missouri State, played just five snaps in Week 1. He showed good athleticism in training camp, but was very raw as a blocker, a role the No. 2 tight end is asked to fill.

Mills has been on the field for just over 13 percent of the snaps this season, used primarily as a blocker. He's caught two balls for 19 yards.

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Safety Colt Anderson will serve as the Eagles' only backup at safety. Quintin Mikell and Kurt Coleman will start. Nate Allen is inactive.

At cornerback, Dimitri Patterson gets his second start, and rookie Trevard Lindley is active as the fourth corner. Ellis Hobbs, as expected, is inactive.

For the second straight week, rookie Keenan Clayton is active. And so is running back Jerome Harrison, who saw his first action of the season last week.

Daniel Te'o-Nesheim is inactive for the second straight week after dressing for a pair of games and being inserted in specific packages.

Like last week, the Eagles go with two backup linemen. Per the beat guys, Nick Cole will start at right guard. That puts Max Jean-Gilles (concussion last week) in a backup role, along with Austin Howard.


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