It’s been predicted all week but we now have confirmation that linebackers Kiko Alonso and Mychal Kendricks are inactive this week when the Eagles play host to the Saints.
Brandon Bair joins the duo on the sidelines in a game where he may have been sidelined anyway. After some big performances standing in for Cedric Thornton, the Defensive End is set to return to the lineup this Sunday. Jason Peters has officially been listed as “questionable” but apart from that, every other Eagles player has been listed as probable or doesn’t have an injury.
This means most importantly that Byron Maxwell is now expected to play against the Saints despite saying earlier in the week that he struggled to run. Lane Johnson will also be playing but potentially starting on the left hand side of the field.
In terms of linebackers, Jordan Hicks will once again be thrust onto the stage in place of the two injuries and with Brandon Graham obtaining just one sack so far, we may even see guys like the ruthless Bryan Braman step into the lineup.