The following seven Eagles players have been ruled INACTIVE: Jordan Howard, Alshon Jeffery, Nigel Bradham, Nate Sudfeld, Daeshon Hall, Shareef Miller, and Nate Herbig.
Howard was ruled questionable on the Eagles’ final injury report but it was reported earlier today that the team’s leading rusher was expected miss today’s game. Howard’s absence means the Eagles are down to three active running backs: Miles Sanders, Boston Scott, and Jay Ajayi. Sanders and Scott figure to handle a bulk of the workload; it’s up to the young guys to step up. Ajayi figures to see a limited workload in his first game back since tearing his ACL in October 2018.
Jeffery’s absence means the Eagles are down to the following four wide receivers: Jordan Matthews (first game back with Philly since being re-signed, again), Nelson Agholor, Mack Hollins, and JJ Arcega-Whiteside. Their combined per game average over the Eagles’ last six matchups: 2.5 receptions for 21.2 yard and zero touchdowns. Carson Wentz has an incredibly tough task ahead of him going up against the Patriots’ top ranked defense.
Bradham being out means the Eagles will once again start Nathan Gerry in his place. Kamu Grugier-Hill and T.J. Edwards will see linebacker snaps as well.
Sudfeld, Hall, Milller, and Herbig are all healthy scratches. Herbig hasn’t been active for a single game this year.
Jason Peters is ACTIVE and starting at left tackle for the first time since Week 6. Andre Dillard goes back to the bench. For now, at least.
Sidney Jones is ACTIVE after being a healthy scratch in Week 9.
Marcus Epps is making his Eagles debut today. The team claimed the rookie safety off waivers after Philly waived Andrew Sendejo. Epps is wearing No. 37 and he will contribute on special teams.
Philadelphia Eagles Inactive List
RB Jordan Howard - Injury.
WR Alshon Jeffery - Injury.
LB Nigel Bradham - Injury.
QB Nate Sudfeld - Third quarterback.
DE Daeshon Hall - Sixth defensive end.
DE Shareef Miller - Seventh defensive end.
OL Nate Herbig - Ninth offensive lineman.
New England Patriots Inactive List
No surprises for the Pats.
SS Patrick Chung
RB Damien Harris
OT Korey Cunningham
QB Cody Kessler
DT Byron Cowart
WR Gunner Olszewski
TE Ryan Izzo