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Eagles vs. Lions inactives: Eric Wilson is a surprise healthy scratch

Who’s in and who’s out.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Philadelphia Eagles Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles officially announced the inactives list for their 2021 NFL Week 8 game against the Detroit Lions.

The following seven Eagles players have been ruled INACTIVE: Eric Wilson, Anthony Harris, Zech McPhearson, Reid Sinnett, Sua Opeta, Jack Anderson, and Mac McCain.

Wilson is a surprise healthy scratch. Well, surprising from the standpoint that he began the season as the team’s top linebacker. Not surprising from the standpoint that he’s really struggled when he’s played. He’s just yet another failed free agent linebacker signing by Howie Roseman. Others include: Corey Nelson, Zach Brown, and L.J. Fort. And Fort was turned out to be good but not in Philly because they inexplicably cut him after he failed to see playing time on defense.

Harris was ruled doubtful on the final injury report while McPhearson was ruled out. No surprises there. Harris’s absence means the Eagles have three active safeties: Rodney McLeod, Marcus Epps, and K’Von Wallace. Wallace was activated from injured reserve on Saturday.

Gardner Minshew is active for the first time this season in the wake of the Joe Flacco trade. Minshew is now QB2 behind Jalen Hurts. Sinnett is now the inactive QB3 on game days.

Jordan Howard is active for his first game this season after being temporarily elevated from the practice squad. He figures to split touches with Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott.

J.J. Arcega-Whiteside is active despite being ruled questionable on the final injury report.

Tay Gowan, who was acquired in the Zach Ertz trade, is active for his first game with Philly. The Eagles needed some extra corner depth with McPhearson out.

Marlon Tuipulotu is active for the first time since Week 3.

Philadelphia Eagles Inactive List

S Anthony Harris - Injury.

CB Zech McPhearson - Injury.

Eric Wilson - Fell out of the linebacker rotation.

QB Reid Sinnett - Third string quarterback.

OG Sua Opeta - Depth offensive lineman.

OG Jack Anderson - Depth offensive lineman.

CB Mac McCain - Depth cornerback.

Detroit Lions Inactive List

Lions leading rusher Jamaal Williams is OUT for this week’s game after being ruled questionable. That’s a blow to an already-depleted Detroit squad.

Backup tight end Darren Fells is a surprise inactive.

RB Jamaal Williams

WR Geronimo Allison

TE Darren Fells

DL Jashon Cornell

DE Jesse Lemonier

CB AJ Parker

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