Making sense of the Eagles' inactives

With the return of Ellis Hobbs, the Eagles gameday roster will look a little different tonight.

Hobbs will dress, but will have a different role than he had prior to his Week 7 injury against the Titans. Dimitri Patterson, who's played well the last two weeks, will still get the start at right cornerback.

Hobbs could see some kickoff return duties as usual return man Jorrick Calvin is inactive for the first time since Week 2. That leaves the Birds with four active cornerbacks: Patterson, Hobbs, Asante Samuel and Joselio Hanson.

For the second week in a row, Clay Harbor will be the Eagles' second tight end. The Birds' rookie was on the field for 13 snaps last week, almost exclusively as a blocker. He did not have a ball thrown his way. The Redskins game was Harbor's first action since Week 1, when he played five snaps.

Here is the Eagles' full list of inactives: Mike Kafka (third QB), Chad Hall, Trevard Lindley, Calvin, Daniel Te'o-Nesheim, Austin Howard, Reggie Wells and Garrett Mills.

The Eagles have two reserve linemen active: King Dunlap and Max Jean-Gilles, who could rotate in at right guard with Nick Cole.

Despite Nate Allen returning to the lineup, the Eagles kept Colt Anderson active. Anderson was credited with four tackles last week - three on special teams.

Rookie linebacker Keenan Clayton is active for the third straight game.

Te'o-Nesheim is inactive for the third straight week after dressing for a pair of games.

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