Eagles Inactives

Eagles Inactives: Joe Walker out against Seahawks

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Eagles Inactives: Joe Walker out against Seahawks

SEATTLE — The Eagles are without middle linebacker Joe Walker (neck) for Sunday night's game against the Seahawks. 

Walker suffered a stinger in the second quarter against the Bears and didn't practice all week. He was listed as questionable. 

Walker has averaged 16 snaps per game since Jordan Hicks went down with an Achilles injury. While Walker fills in at the MIKE position in the Eagles' base defense, Nigel Bradham and Mychal Kendricks stay on the field on Nickel downs. 

Either Najee Goode or Dannell Ellerbe will take Walker's snaps on Sunday. Ellerbe is active for his first game as an Eagle. He signed with the Eagles on Nov. 13. 

Joining Walker on the inactive list: Nate Sudfeld, Wendell Smallwood, Will Beatty, Elijah Qualls, Marcus Johnson, Steven Means. 

Beau Allen (knee) and Trey Burton (back) are both returning on Sunday night after sitting out the Bears game last weekend.  

Eagles Inactives: Trey Burton, Beau Allen out vs. Bears

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Eagles Inactives: Trey Burton, Beau Allen out vs. Bears

The Eagles are without Beau Allen (knee) and Trey Burton (back) for Sunday's game against the Bears. 

Both entered the weekend listed as questionable and are inactive. 

Without Burton, the Eagles have just two tight ends active. While nothing is likely to change for Zach Ertz, Brent Celek could see an expanded role. 

Without Allen in the lineup, rookie Elijah Qualls is active for the first time since the Arizona game. He has played just 50 snaps all season. 

Joining Allen and Burton on the inactive list are: Nate Sudfeld, Marcus Johnson, Wendell Smallwood, Dannell Ellerbe, Will Beatty. 

With Johnson down, Shelton Gibson is active for the first time in his career. Gibson, a fifth-round pick out of West Virginia, had a terrible training camp but still made the active roster. He has been behind Johnson throughout the season. 

Steven Means is also active for the first time since the Carolina game. He has just eight defensive snaps all season. 

Ellerbe and Beatty have another week under their belts and have been learning their new schemes but are still inactive. This is their second week with the team. 

Bears inactives: QB Mark Sanchez, WR Joshua Bellamy, DB DeAndrew Houston-Carson, DB Bryce Callahan, LB Danny Trevathan, OL Tom Compton, DL Robertson-Harris.

Eagles Inactives: Zach Ertz out vs. Broncos; Jay Ajayi to play

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Eagles Inactives: Zach Ertz out vs. Broncos; Jay Ajayi to play

The Eagles are without Zach Ertz on Sunday. He's inactive. 

Ertz popped up on the injury report Thursday with hamstring tightness. He was limited in practice Thursday and Friday. Head coach Doug Pederson said Ertz would play but his pregame warmup didn't go well. 

During pregame warmups, Ertz was shaking his head and didn't look like himself. At one point, he ran a sprint and then crouched in pain. He spoke briefly with Pederson and tight ends coach Justin Peelle and presumably told them the bad news. 

Expect Trey Burton to have an expanded role Sunday, but Brent Celek will start in Ertz's spot. 

The Birds will have running back Jay Ajayi, who was traded to Philadelphia from Miami before Tuesday's trade deadline. The Eagles haven't thrown the whole playbook at Ajayi just yet but Pederson wanted to get him comfortable with 10-15 plays. Expect Ajayi to play sparingly on run plays. The Eagles have all five running backs active. 

Ronald Darby (ankle) is still inactive. He has been listed as questionable for the last three weeks but with the bye week coming up, the Eagles elected to give him some more time to get ready. Darby hasn't played since Week 1 when he dislocated his right ankle. 

Here are the rest of the Eagles' inactives: Nate Sudfeld, Shelton Gibson, Steven Means, Elijah Qualls, Taylor Hart. 

Sudfeld is inactive after being signed to the 53-man roster last week. He's the third quarterback on the roster, so he'll be the weekly inactive going forward.

For the Broncos, Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) is active. Here are the Broncos' inactives: QB Paxton Lynch, RB De'Angelo Henderson, ILB Todd Davis, DE DeMarcus Walker, OT Donald Stephenson, WR Jordan Taylor.