The mystery is over. Jalen Hurts is inactive.
With the Eagles’ playing a playoff game next week and because Saturday night’s game against the Cowboys doesn’t mean anything to them in terms of seeding, the Eagles are resting their starting quarterback, among other key players.
Gardner Minshew will start and Reid Sinnett is the backup.
Hurts looked pretty good last week but has still been listed on the injury report with an ankle injury. This will give him another week to rest.
Hurts isn’t the only starter inactive for this game. Here’s the complete list:
- Jalen Hurts
- Darius Slay
- Steven Nelson
- Miles Sanders
- Anthony Harris
- Lane Johnson
- Landon Dickerson
- Josh Sweat
- Derek Barnett
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And you can add those names to the list of players on the COVID list: Genard Avery, Fletcher Cox, Marcus Epps, Dallas Goedert, Nate Herbig, Jordan Howard, Avonte Maddox, Rodney McLeod, Boston Scott, Alex Singleton, Jack Stoll.
Jason Kelce was activated off the COVID list and is expected to start on Saturday night to keep his starts streak going at 122 consecutive.
On offense, the only starters active are Kelce, DeVonta Smith, Jordan Mailata, Quez Watkins and Jalen Reagor.
On defense the only starter active is T.J. Edwards.