Fletcher Cox listed as active for Eagles TNF clash with Panthers

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The Eagles have received a HUGE helping hand for tonight’s game with the Panthers. Fletcher Cox is listed as active for the game that will take place in just over an hour, bolstering the pass-rush after missing two consecutive weeks.

Wendell Smallwood and Lane Johnson are the two offensive starters who are listed inactive, with Johnson still in concussion protocol and Smallwood suffering from a knee injury. Vaitai starts in place of the Eagles right tackle, while it will be an effort by committee at running back involving Kenjon Barner and Corey Clement.

Shelton Gibson and Ronald Darby are the two names we have become accustomed to seeing on the inactive list, but both Vaeao and Watkins are missing from the Defense. There’s no guarantee that Cox will start or just how much action he will see, so there is still a chance that the DT spot is lacking depth without Vaeao too, however having their franchise DT back in the mix certainly helps against a wounded offensive line and lethal backfield.

 

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