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Eagles vs. Buccaneers Inactives

Eagles vs. Buccaneers
Eagles vs. Buccaneers

The Eagles will be without two key starters, one on offense and one on defense, for tonight's NFC Wild Card Round game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Find out which starters are returning and who else is inactive:

S Reed Blankenship: After coming into the game questionable, Blankenship is inactive with a groin injury.

WR A.J. Brown: The wide receiver is out with a knee injury he sustained in the regular-season finale.

S Sydney Brown: The rookie is out for the playoffs with a torn ACL.

QB Tanner McKee (3rd QB): The rookie will serve as the emergency quarterback and can only play if Jalen Hurts and Marcus Mariota get hurt.

DT Moro Ojomo: The rookie saw increased playing time late in the season but is inactive tonight.

RB Rashaad Penny: With three running backs active, Penny will not dress.

OL Tyler Steen: With a fully healthy offensive line group, Steen will be inactive.

Starting wide receiver A.J. Brown will miss his first game as an Eagle. Brown left last week's game on his own accord with a knee injury. He did not practice all week and was ruled out for tonight's game after the team's final practice on Saturday.

Starting safety Reed Blankenship is inactive for tonight's game. The second-year safety injured his groin in Week 18 and did not participate in practice this week. Blankenship tested out his injury while warming up this evening but will not play.

Rookie safety Sydney Brown tore his ACL in last week's game against the New York Giants and will miss the remainder of the season.

Quarterback Jalen Hurts was on the injury report after hurting his finger in last Sunday's game. Hurts was a limited participant during Thursday's practice before being upgraded to a full participant on Friday and Saturday. QB1 has no game status designation and will play.

While the team will be without two key starters, they also get three starters back. Cornerback Darius Slay missed the final four games of the season after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery. Wide receiver DeVonta Smith did not play last week after injuring his ankle in Week 17. D'Andre Swift dealt with an illness that kept him out of the regular-season finale. The trio were full participants in the final practice of the week and had no game status designations.

Wide receiver and punt returner Britain Covey was dealing with a groin injury this week but has no game status designation.

The Eagles elevated cornerback Mekhi Garner and safety Tristin McCollum from the practice squad for tonight's game in Tampa Bay.

For the Bucs, quarterback Baker Mayfield did not practice earlier in the week due to lingering ankle and rib injuries. He progressed throughout the week and will start for the hosts tonight. 

The Bucs elevated running back Patrick Laird and linebacker Jose Ramirez from the practice squad for the game. However, both players are inactive.

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