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Eagles Inactives: Ronald Darby out vs. 49ers

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Eagles Inactives: Ronald Darby out vs. 49ers

Cornerback Ronald Darby still isn't ready to go. 

After practicing as a limited participant for the second straight week, Darby (ankle) is inactive again as the Eagles get set to face the 49ers at the Linc Sunday afternoon. He hasn't played since dislocating his ankle in the season opener. 

Since his return to practice two weeks ago, Darby has yet to be a full participant in practice so even if the field conditions weren't bad Sunday, he probably wouldn't have played. But the rainy conditions likely made this a no-brainer. 

The Eagles play the Broncos next week before their bye week, so it might make sense to keep him out until after that. 

Joining Darby on the inactive list are Jordan Hicks, Shelton Gibson, Justin Hamilton, Steven Means, Elijah Qualls and Taylor Hart. 

Hicks (Achilles) is still on the active roster but is definitely done for the season. 

Hart rejoined the team this week but is a healthy scratch Sunday. That means the Eagles' backup swing tackle is Isaac Seumalo and their backup guard is Chance Warmack. 

Mychal Kendricks (hamstring) is returning after missing last week's game. 

As expected, Halapoulivaati Vaitai will start at left tackle for Jason Peters and Lane Johnson will remain at right tackle. Either Najee Goode or Joe Walker will play the MIKE spot for Hicks. Kendricks and Nigel Bradham will be on the field in the Nickel package. 

For the 49ers, starting middle linebacker Reuben Foster and starting right tackle Trent Brown are both out with injuries. 

Joining them on the inactive list are WR Victor Bolden Jr., CB K'Waun Williams, DB Dexter McCoil, LB Pita Taumoepenu and DL Aaron Lynch. 

Former GM would demand king's ransom for Nick Foles

Former GM would demand king's ransom for Nick Foles

The Super Bowl champion Eagles face a multitude of tough decisions this offseason. 

The toughest is what to do with Super Bowl LII MVP Nick Foles. With franchise QB Carson Wentz recovering from a serious knee injury, the situation becomes more complicated.

Longtime NFL executive and current ESPN analyst Bill Polian essentially thinks Foles is untouchable.

Two first-round and two second-round picks would be a doozy of an offer for a quarterback who has one year left under contract. But that speaks to how highly Polian values Foles and the idea of having a top-notch backup QB on a contending team.

Former Eagles LB turned TV host Dhani Jones is in the same boat as Polian, saying he believes that Foles should be the starter, even if Wentz is healthy by Week 1.

Check out Jones' opinion in the video above.

Key staff member of 19 years leaves Eagles

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Key staff member of 19 years leaves Eagles

While the Eagles have been figuring out their new-look coaching staff, one of the more important people in the NovaCare Complex is leaving.

Head athletic trainer Chris Peduzzi announced on Tuesday that he is stepping down from his role with the team.

"We thank Chris for his contributions over the last 19 seasons and we wish him and his family all the best," the Eagles said in a statement.

Peduzzi took over as head trainer after Rick Burkholder went to Kansas City with Andy Reid in 2013. But Peduzzi had been with the Eagles in some capacity since 1999, when he joined the franchise as an assistant trainer.

“It has been an honor and a blessing to be part of this organization for the past 19 seasons,” Peduzzi said in a statement released by the Eagles. “I especially want to thank Mr. Lurie for his faith in me to care for the health of his players. I never took that lightly. I also want to thank Coach Pederson and Howie Roseman for the opportunity. I have had the pleasure of working alongside so many great people, from my staff and co-workers to our coaches and of course the players. More than anything, I am going to miss those daily interactions.

"However, I do believe the time is right for me and for my family to step away and take some time off. This was not an easy decision, but one that I have put much thought into and I appreciate the organization’s support and wish them all the best in the future. I am so proud of what we have been able to achieve together. To bring the Lombardi Trophy to Philadelphia this year was an amazing experience and I believe we have built a strong foundation that the team can continue to build on for years to come.”