The Philadelphia Eagles officially announced the inactives list for their 2023 NFL Week 16 game against the New York Giants.
The following Eagles players WILL NOT PLAY: Nicholas Morrow, Landon Dickerson, Darius Slay, Zach Cunningham, Albert Okwuegbunam, Rashaad Penny, and Tanner McKee.
The big news is that Morrow is OUT after being ruled questionable to play. Morrow’s absence leaves the Eagles with just three healthy off-ball linebackers for this game: cooked Shaq Leonard, undrafted rookie free agent Ben VanSumeren, and practice squad call-up Brandon Smith. Yikes.
Dickerson being out means Sua Opeta is slated to start at left guard.
Slay’s absence means the Eagles will likely rotate the combination of Kelee Ringo and Eli Ricks at cornerback.
Albert O and Penny are healthy scratches, per usual.
The aforementioned Brandon Smith is active for his Eagles debut after being temporarily elevated from the practice squad. His jersey number is No. 47.
Tristin McCollum is active for his second carer Eagles game after being temporarily elevated from the practice squad. His jersey number is No. 36.
In case you missed it on Saturday, the Eagles did NOT activate Avonte Maddox from injured reserve in time for this game.
Under the NFL’s emergency third quarterback rule, McKee is permitted to play if both Jalen Hurts AND Marcus Mariota leave the game due to injury.
Philadelphia Eagles Inactive List
LB Nicholas Morrow - Injury.
OG Landon Dickerson - Injury.
CB Darius Slay - Injury.
LB Zach Cunningham - Injury.
TE Albert Okwuegbunam - Fourth TE.
RB Rashaad Penny - Fourth RB.
QB Tanner McKee* - Third QB.
New York Giants Inactive List
Star defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence is ACTIVE after being ruled questionable to play. If the Giants’ last two games are any indication, he could be on a pitch count.
DT Rakeem Nunez-Roches
WR Parris Campbell
S Gervarrius Owens
OLB Boogie Basham
OLB Benton Whitley
C Sean Harlow
TE Lawrence Cager