DETROIT --No surprise here, but starting quarterback Kevin Kolb and middle linebacker Stewart Bradley are inactive for today's game against the Detroit Lions.
Michael Vick will make his first start at quarterback since the end of the 2006 season. Omar Gaither will take over Bradley's role as both the base 4-3 MIKE linebacker and the nickel linebacker.
Also inactive for the Eagles today are: defensive end Darryl Tapp, tight end Clay Harbor, cornerback Jorrick Calvin, defensive end Daniel Te'o-Nesheim, linebacker Keenan Clayton and offensive tackle Austin Howard.
The Lions will be without three key starters on Sunday. Quarterback Matt Stafford, defensive end Cliff Avril and middle linebacker DeAndre Levy are inactive due to injuries. Also inactive for the Lions: wide receiver Derrick Williams (3rd QB), running back Kevin Smith, guard Manny Ramirez, tackle Jason Fox and defensive end Willie Young.
*-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 11:35 a.m., September 19