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Jason Peters Active Vs. Saints

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Eagles fans can breathe a huge sigh of relief knowing that left tackle Jason Peters will suit up for the team's Week 5 meeting with the Saints. The six-time All-Pro played only six snaps last week against Washington after aggravating a quadricep injury and was listed as questionable heading into this game. Cornerback Byron Maxwell, who also suffered a quad injury against the Redskins, will play as well.

Keeping with the trend of positive injury news, defensive end Cedric Thornton, who missed the Eagles' last two games after breaking his hand, will return to action, as will fellow end Taylor Hart (shoulder) and safety Chris Maragos (quadricep). 

New Orleans, though, will be without their starting left tackle, Terron Armstead. In his place, rookie first-round pick Andrus Peat will get the starting nod. At 21 years old, he's one of just a handful of linemen in recent memory to start a game at such a young age, and he'll have his work cut out for him as defensive end Fletcher Cox and rush linebacker Brandon Graham will surely look to take advantage.

Inactive for Philadelphia will be linebackers Mychal Kendricks (hamstring) and Kiko Alonso (knee) and defensive end Brandon Bair (groin), along with four healthy scratches – quarterback Thad Lewis, running back Kenjon Barner, offensive lineman Julian Vandervelde, and cornerback Denzel Rice. Linebacker Marcus Smith will be active after being inactive for each of the last three games.

The Saints will also be without right guard Jahri Evans (knee), who will be replaced by reserve Senio Kelemete, and starting defensive end Bobby Richardson (hip) will also be forced to miss Sunday's game. Punter Thomas Morstead (knee) is joined by quarback Garrett Grayson, fullback Austin Johnson, and defensive end Obum Gwacham as the other four New Orleans inactives.  

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