Eagles run defense takes a hit ahead of NFC Championship bout


The Eagles have released their list of inactives ahead of the NFC Championship game.

The big player of note is middle linebacker Dannell Ellerbe. The former Saint has missed practice time this week with a hamstring injury that has unfortunately resulted in his absence today. Ellerbe has been a key cog in the Eagles run defense machine, so this means that there will be increased snaps for Joe Walker and Najee Goode.

Elsewhere, Sidney Jones is inactive after fighting back through an injury of his own earlier this week. The Eagles will trust in Ronald Darby and Jalen Mills to hold the fort while Jones rests on the sideline. Marcus Johnson, Steven Means, Will Beatty and Wendell Smallwood are also inactive alongside Elijah Qualls.