Fletcher Cox active as Eagles face Bengals in Week 3

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Fletcher Cox is going to give it a go on Sunday.

The Eagles’ Pro Bowl defensive tackle is officially active for the Week 3 game against the Bengals and will attempt to play through an oblique injury he suffered against the Rams.

During the week, Cox missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday but returned as a limited participant on Friday.

During his nine-year career Cox has missed just 3 of 130 regular season games. He hasn’t missed a game since 2017.

Cox was the only player coming into this weekend listed as questionable.

Here’s the list of Eagles’ inactives for Sunday:

  • WR Alshon Jeffery (foot)
  • WR Jalen Reagor (thumb)
  • S Rudy Ford (groin)
  • QB Nate Sudfeld
  • DE Casey Toohill 
  • OG Jamon Brown 
  • RB Jason Huntley

Even though Doug Pederson said on Friday that the Eagles are deciding on their backup quarterback on a week-to-week basis, Jalen Hurts is again the backup on Sunday. Nate Sudfeld is officially inactive for the second straight week.

After being active last week, Toohill is down for Week 3. He switches spots with Genard Avery, who is up for this one.

Both WR Deontay Burnett and DB Grayland Arnold are active after being elevated from the practice squad on Saturday. Burnett was impressive all summer during training camp but was waived at final cuts. Without Reagor, he could have a role on offense Sunday.

And Arnold is up because of the injury to Ford. Expect K’Von Wallace and Cre’Von LeBlanc to be the gunners on the punt unit. The Eagles began the season with Craig James and Ford in those roles.


For the third straight week, the Eagles will have a new starting offensive line. This is the line we expect to see vs. the Bengals:

LT: Jason Peters

LG: Nate Herbig

C: Jason Kelce

RG: Matt Pryor

RT: Lane Johnson

Here’s a look at the Eagles’ OL progression through three weeks:

Week 1: Peters, Seumalo, Kelce, Herbig, Driscoll 

Week 2: Peters, Seumalo, Kelce, Herbig, Johnson 

Week 3: Peters, Herbig, Kelce, Pryor, Johnson