Eagles Inactives

Dannell Ellerbe inactive for NFC Championship Game

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Dannell Ellerbe inactive for NFC Championship Game

Linebacker Dannell Ellerbe is inactive for Sunday's NFC Championship Game. 

Ellerbe (hamstring) was the only Eagles' player to come into the week listed as questionable. He missed Wednesday's practice and was limited Thursday and Friday.  

With Ellerbe out, it's likely veteran Najee Goode will be the Eagles' MIKE linebacker in their base package. 

Joining him on the Eagles' inactive list: Wendell Smallwood, Marcus Johnson, Elijah Qualls, Steven Means, Sidney Jones and Will Beatty.

The only difference from last week is Ellerbe is out and Destiny Vaeao is active. 

The Vikings will have WR Adam Thielen (lower back), S Andrew Sendejo (concussion) and CB Mackensie Alexander (rib, illness). As expected, all three are active after coming into the weekend listed as questionable. Thielen will play despite reportedly suffering small back fractures. 

Meanwhile, the Vikings are without third DT Shamar Stephen (knee/ankle). He missed practice all week and was ruled out Friday. 

Here are the Vikings' inactives: QB Kyle Sloter, QB Teddy Bridgewater, RB Mack Brown, G Danny Isidora, C Cornelius Edison, DE Tashawn Bower and DT Shamar Stephen. 

Vaeao is active after being inactive last week. Still, expect Fletcher Cox to play a lot in this game. 

With Beatty down, the Eagles have Chance Warmack and Isaac Seumalo as their backup linemen. Warmack is the top backup guard and Seumalo is the top backup tackle.

Sidney Jones in, multiple starters out today

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Sidney Jones in, multiple starters out today

Now it's officially official. 

Sidney Jones is active for the Eagles' regular-season finale against the Cowboys at the  Linc on New Year's Eve. 

Jones, 21, had been on the Non-football Injury list all year until he was officially added to the active roster on Saturday. Jones has been recovering from an Achilles tear he suffered at his pro day before the draft. 

The injury dropped him out of the first round and into the Eagles' lap in the second round at No. 43. The Eagles were interested in Jones in the first round before the injury, so they viewed getting him in the second as incredibly valuable. 

Jones began practicing three weeks ago and has been impressing coaches and players. Sunday will give us a chance to see what he can do in game action. He's expected to play a decent amount. 

Because Sunday's game is meaningless, there are six starters and a key rotational player inactive. 

Here are the Eagles' inactives: Brandon Graham, Jay Ajayi, Derek Barnett, Nigel Bradham, Tim Jernigan, Rodney McLeod and Jalen Mills. 

Graham (ankle) was ruled out on Friday and Mills (ankle) was questionable. No reason to risk further injury. 

Barnett has been dealing with a groin injury, while Jernigan has had a lingering ankle injury for a good portion of the season. McLeod and Bradham have played a ton this season. Ajayi will be well-rested for the playoffs. 

Stefen Wisniewski heads Eagles' inactives vs Giants

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Stefen Wisniewski heads Eagles' inactives vs Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Eagles will be without their starting left guard Sunday afternoon against the Giants. 

Stefen Wisniewski (ankle) is officially inactive. Either Chance Warmack or Isaac Seumalo will play in his place. 

Wisniewski came into the weekend listed as questionable after he injured his ankle during the first half of last Sunday's game in Los Angeles. After Wisniewski came out against the Rams, he was replaced by  Warmack and then Seumalo. Both struggled against L.A. and Aaron Donald. 

Since joining the Eagles as a free agent, Wisniewski had played in all 29 games with the team. He earned the starting left guard job earlier this season. 

Joining Wisniewski among the Eagles' inactive players are Rasul Douglas, Wendell Smallwood, Marcus Johnson, Steven Means, Elijah Qualls and Dannell Ellerbe.  

Nick Foles will obviously get the start at quarterback and Nate Sudfeld will be the backup. This is the first time Sudfeld will be active for an NFL game. 

With Wiz out, offensive tackle Will Beatty is active for the first time as an Eagle. Douglas, the third-round rookie who played well when given a chance this season, is inactive for the first time since the season opener. 

Bryan Braman, who was brought back this week, is active and should immediately play a role on special teams. 

For the Giants, safety Landon Collins, who came into the weekend listed as doubtful, is active.