Bennie Logan is back.
Logan was questionable heading into the weekend, but will play and start Sunday against the Falcons.
Logan was playing at a very high level before he hurt his groin in the Washington game. He has missed the Eagles' last three games and Beau Allen has filled in. During his three-game absence, his fellow defensive tackle Fletcher Cox didn't have a sack.
Among the other players listed as questionable, Brent Celek (ribs), Leodis McKelvin (hamstring) and Trey Burton (hamstring) are all active. Taylor Hart (ankle) is inactive.
Guard Allen Barbre (hamstring) and safety Terrence Brooks (hamstring) are both inactive and were ruled out heading into the game. Linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill (hamstring) is inactive after being listed as doubtful.
Veteran Stefen Wisniewski will start in Barbre’s place.
Also inactive are OL Dillon Gordon, OL Josh Andrews, and DE Steven Means.
Celek suffered a fractured rib during the Giants' game, but claimed all week he would play. The 10-year vet has missed just one game during his long NFL career — in 2012 with a concussion.
“I mean, it hurts, it’s pain,” Celek said Thursday. “But pain is pain. I can live with it. As long as it doesn’t kill me, make me stronger.”
McKelvin is still dealing with the same hamstring injury he's had since Week 2. He suffered a setback during the week, which led to his questionable status heading into the weekend. A few days after the Giants' game, in which he said the hamstring bothered him, he compared it to a manual car that wouldn't let him get into gear.
Grugier-Hill will miss his third straight game with a hamstring injury. He was listed as doubtful coming into the game. At least he was able to finally practice this week.
Cornerback Aaron Grymes, who was just added to the 53-man roster, is active and will have at least a role on special teams Sunday. He is a former CFL All-Star who stood out during training camp, but was sidelined with a shoulder injury for the beginning of the season.
Falcons inactives: CB Desmond Trufant, S Sharrod Neasman, RB Tevin Coleman, RB Stevan Ridley, G Wes Schweitzer, TE Jacob Tamme, DL Cliff Matthews.
That means the Falcons are without their best corner, backup running back and starting tight end. All three were ruled out earlier in the week.
One day after being released from the Eagles, Vinny Curry has reportedly already found a new home.
The defensive end is heading to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a three-year deal worth up to $27 million, with an $11.5 million injury guarantee, according to ESPN's Jenna Laine.
After signing him to a five-year, $47.25 million extension in 2016, the Eagles moved on from Curry and his scheduled $11 million cap hit on Friday. The transaction saved the Eagles $5 million in cap space, with $6 million in dead money — the final three years of prorated signing bonus money.
While Curry had the best season of his career in 2017, his production still didn't match his high cap number and he became more expendable after the Eagles acquired Pro Bowler Michael Bennett from the Seahawks.
Curry will join former Eagles defensive tackle Beau Allen in Tampa Bay. Allen signed a three-year with the Buccaneers earlier in the week.
After getting the opportunity to stay with the Super Bowl champions, Nigel Bradham spoke at length and quite passionately about someone who didn’t get the same opportunity.
Bradham, the veteran linebacker, spent the last two years with Celek, who the Eagles released earlier this week after 11 seasons.
“That’s obviously devastating, man,” Bradham said. “Taking about a guy who was here his whole career and the way he came every day and his character every day.
“He really … me and a lot of guys on our team what it takes to win a Super Bowl, and he let us know it doesn’t come easy, it takes work, and he came in and worked every day. Like no other.”
Celek was due to earn $5 million in 2018 but is counting only $1 million in dead money against the 2018 cap, so the Eagles gained $4 million under the cap by releasing him.
That cap space certainly helped them find room to re-sign Bradham, who enjoyed a career-best season in 2017 for the Super Bowl champs.
But Bradham was effusive in his praise for the veteran tight end, who has played the fourth-most games in Eagles history.
“You would never know he was (11) years in because of the way he worked,” Bradham said. “So when you lose a guy like that it obviously takes a toll on your team.
“You hate to lose guys like that that meant so much and impacted this team so much. His leadership was on another level. He went over and beyond the things he could have done as a leader. Obviously, wish he could be here still.”