The Eagles heave released their list of inactives for tonight’s primetime showdown with the Seahawks.
#PHIvsSEA Inactives: T Beatty, WR Johnson, DE Means, DT Qualls, RB Smallwood, QB Sudfeld, LB Walker
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) December 4, 2017
Most notably, veteran linebacker Dannell Ellerbe is set to make his Eagles debut. The former New Orleans Saint will fill in for the injured Joe Walker who has missed practice all week. The 31-year old was signed earlier in the season after Jordan Hicks sustained his heartbreaking injury but hasn’t yet taken a snap.
Unlike Ellerbe, offensive tackle Will Beatty is still inactive. The Eagles signed Beatty in the same week as some extra depth following the injury to Jason Peters but his services have not yet been required.
Shelton Gibson hasn’t seen a target as an Eagle, but he has made his NFL debut and will make a second consecutive appearance tonight, with Marcus Johnson the wideout who will not be dressing.
Elijah Qualls is inactive, meaning that the rotation of Cox, Jernigan, Vaeao and Allen is back to full strength, while Steven Means also takes a backseat tonight. The Eagles defensive line is the healthiest it’s been all season and just in time for what promises to be a dogfight in Seattle.
Wendell Smallwood is also inactive. The rotation of Blount, Ajayi and Clement appears to be the way that the Eagles will construct their backfield for the remainder of the season.