Making sense of the Eagles' inactives

Derrick Burgess will make his 2010 Eagles debut tonight.

The veteran defensive end is active for tonight's game agianst the Vikings.

Here's the full list of Eagles inactives: Mike Kafka (3rd QB), Brandon Hughes, Gerard Lawson, Daniel Te'o-Nesheim, Stewart Bradley, Keenan Clayton, Austin Howard and Reggie Wells.

Te'o-Nesheim was active last week after Brandon Graham was placed on IR, but he's back to the inactive list this week, with Burgess taking his place. Te'o-Nesheim played seven snaps last week.

Winston Justice returns to the lineup and will start at right tackle. Wells had dressed the previous two weeks, but is back on the inactive list. Nick Cole and King Dunlap are the backup offensive linemen.

A couple other Eagles will make their debuts: rookie defensive tackle Jeff Owens and safety Jamar Wall.

With Nate Allen out for the year, the Eagles have four safeties active: Quintin Mikell, Kurt Coleman, Wall and Colt Anderson.

Two posts from earlier today:

Updated Eagles playoff scenarios
What they're saying: Praise for Mornhinweg

And as always, I'll be live chatting at 8 p.m. from the Linc pressbox.


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