In surprising news, Zach Ertz is OUT. Doug Pederson said he was going to play but the starting tight end struggled through warmups prior to the game. Ertz suffered a hamstring injury in practice on Thursday.
That’s really bad news for Philly. Ertz leads the team in all major receiving categories and the Broncos are vulnerable to tight ends. Expect an increased workload for Trey Burton and Brent Celek in Ertz’s absence.
New Eagles running back Jay Ajayi is ACTIVE, as expected. He’s reportedly set to be involved in “a small package of plays” since the Eagles only acquired him on Tuesday. Jay Glazer says expect 10-15 snaps but that “could change.” LeGarrette Blount figures to get a bulk of Philly’s carries with Ajayi expected to be limited.
Starting cornerback Ronald Darby is OUT after being ruled questionable on the final injury report. He should be ready to return after the Eagles’ Week 10 bye. Jalen Mills, Patrick Robinson, and Rasul Douglas will continue to get the bulk of playing time at corner with Darby out.
Nate Sudfeld is inactive after being promoted to the active roster this week as the team’s third-string quarterback.
Philadelphia Eagles Inactive List
TE Zach Ertz - Injury.
CB Ronald Darby - Injury.
QB Nate Sudfeld - Third string quarterback.
OT Taylor Hart - Depth offensive tackle.
DE Steven Means - Fifth defensive end.
DT Elijah Qualls - Fifth defensive tackle.
WR Shelton Gibson - Sixth wide receiver.
Denver Broncos Inactive List
QB Paxton Lynch, RB De'Angelo Henderson, DB Lorenzo Doss, LB Todd Davis LB DeMarcus Walker, OL Donald Stephenson, WR Jordan Taylor