Eagles' Lewis Active for First Time

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PITTSBURGH -- The Eagles' inactives for today's visit with the Steelers are up, and for the first time this season, running back Dion Lewis will be in uniform.

There had been hints that wideout Riley Cooper would be active today, but he is not. Cooper, a strong special teams presence last season, broke his collarbone early in training camp at Lehigh. He has been practicing the past three weeks and was listed as "probable" on the injury report this week, for the first time.

Inactive today along with Cooper are LB Akeem Jordan (hamstring), third quarterback Trent Edwards, running back Chris Polk, who had been playing on special teams, OL Nate Menken and Steve Vallos, and defensive end Vinny Curry. Lewis takes the place of Polk, and the move is well-timed for Lewis, who played his college ball at Heinz Field for Pitt.

Demetress Bell will start at left tackle, Jamar Chaney at WIL, as expected.

Stay tuned.