The Philadelphia Eagles officially announced the inactives list for their 2023 NFL Week 17 game against the Arizona Cardinals.
The following Eagles players WILL NOT PLAY: Zach Cunningham, Darius Slay, Bradley Roby, Tyler Steen, Marlon Tuipulotu, and Tanner McKee.
Hey, Rashaad Penny is actually active! Normally a healthy scratch as their fourth running back, he hasn’t played a snap since Week 9. The only other time he played a snap was in Week 2. Maybe this is a sign they’ll actually get him involved down the stretch?!
Cunningham was originally ruled questionable on Friday before being downgraded to doubtful on Saturday. He might be able to return in Week 18. For now, the Eagles have four active linebackers: Nicholas Morrow (who will play despite being ruled questionable), Shaq Leonard, Ben VanSumeren, and practice squad call-up Brandon Smith.
Roby is a healthy scratch with Avonte Maddox active for the first time since Week 2. The Eagles seem to be confident that Maddox will be able to play his normal workload as their nickel cornerback.
Slay was ruled out on the final injury report. Kelee Ringo figures to start in his place across from James Bradberry.
Tyler Steen is back to being a healthy scratch as the Eagles’ ninth offensive lineman. They were previously making Sua Opeta the ninth OL when the top eight were healthy but they’re going back to their setup from earlier in the season. Landon Dickerson is back at left guard after missing Week 16.
Tuipulotu has apparently been leapfrogged on the defensive tackle depth chart by rookie Moro Ojomo.
Under the NFL’s emergency third quarterback rule, McKee is only permitted to play if both Jalen Hurts AND Marcus Mariota leave the game due to injury.
Philadelphia Eagles Inactive List
CB Darius Slay - Injury.
LB Zach Cunningham - Injury.
CB Bradley Roby - Seventh CB.
OL Tyler Steen - Ninth OL.
DT Marlon Tuipulotu - Sixth DT.
QB Tanner McKee* - Third QB.
Arizona Cardinals Inactive List
No surprises for the Cards.
Kyler Murray is active despite being ruled questionable to play due to illness, as expected.
S Qwuantrezz Knight
LB Trevor Nowaske
OL Carter O’Donnell
OL Dennis Daley
TE Blake Whiteheart
OLB Cameron Thomas