Starting tight end Zach Ertz is officially OUT. Ertz suffered a concussion last week against the Seahawks. He was limited in practice and ruled questionable leading up to this week’s game. Early on Sunday morning, multiple NFL insiders said Ertz was “doubtful” to play.
With Ertz out, the Eagles will rely upon Trey Burton and Brent Celek to step up at tight end. Being without Ertz certainly isn’t ideal for Philadelphia. Then again, the Birds scored 51 points without him against the Broncos earlier this season.
In other noteworthy news, linebacker Joe Walker is OUT for the second game in a row. Walker injured his neck against the Bears in Week 12. He was a full participant in practice all week before being ruled questionable on the final injury report. Najee Goode will likely get most of his playing time. Veteran defender Dannell Ellerbe is also active for the second week in a row.
For the third week in a row, Shelton Gibson is active over Marcus Johnson at wide receiver.
Steven Means is active for just the fourth time this season.
Wendell Smallwood is a healthy scratch for the fourth game in a row.
Philadelphia Eagles Inactive List
TE Zach Ertz - Injury
LB Joe Walker - Injury.
OT Will Beatty - Depth offensive tackle.
RB Wendell Smallwood - Fifth string running back.
WR Marcus Johnson - Depth wide receiver.
DT Elijah Qualls - Depth defensive tackle.
QB Nate Sudfeld - Third string quarterback.
Los Angeles Rams Inactive List
The Rams will officially be without leading receiver Robert Woods. Starting outside linebacker and former Eagles defensive end Connor Barwin is also out.
L.A. starting inside linebacke Alec Ogletree is active and will start despite originally being ruled questionable to play.
Rams inactives: QB Brandon Allen, WR Robert Woods RB Lance Dunbar, RB Justin Davis, OLB Carlos Thompson, OT Cornelius Lucas, OLB Connor Barwin