Although, much to their dismay, the Eagles have this divisional playoff round off, there are several former Eagles playing this weekend for a spot in the conference championships.
The Arizona Cardinals lead the eight remaining playoff teams with four former Eagles on their roster, although only one of those four players ever started a game for the Eagles. Seven players who started more than 10 games for the Eagles are members of teams that are still alive in the race to Miami.
Also, two former members of Andy Reid's coaching staff lead their teams into this weekend's games as head coaches. John Harbaugh, head coach of the Baltimore Ravens, was a member of the Eagles coaching staff from 1998-2007, serving as special teams coordinator and defensive backs coach. Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress came to Philadelphia with Andy Reid in 1999, serving as quarterbacks coach, and then served as offensive coordinator for the Eagles from 2003-2005.
Here's a breakdown of the former Eagles on current playoff rosters.
TE Stephen Spach - Member of the Eagles in 2005, notching one start in 13 games.
DB Matt Ware - Member of the Eagles from 2004-2005; played in 28 games.
WR Sean Morey - Member of the Eagles from 2001-2003; played in 16 games.
G Jeremy Bridges - Member of the Eagles in 2003, but never played in a game.
G Artis Hicks - Member of the Eagles from 2002-2005; started 31 games.
WR Greg Lewis - Member of the Eagles from 2003-2008; started 23 games.
LB J. Leman - Members of the Eagles' practice squad in 2009.
TE L.J. Smith - Member of the Eagles from 2003-2008; started 65 games.
DT Kelly Gregg – Member of the Eagles from 1999-2000; played in three games.
DB Marcus Paschal - Member of the Eagles in 2007; played in three games.
New Orleans Saints
LB Mark Simoneau - Member of the Eagles from 2003-2005; started 29 games.
FB Kyle Eckel - Member of the Eagles in 2008; played in five games.
FB Marcus Mailei - Member of the Eagles' practice squad in 2009.
New York Jets
CB Lito Sheppard - Member of the Eagles from 2002-2008; started 61 games.
DB Donald Strickland - Member of the Eagles in 2005; played in three games.
San Diego Chargers
T Jon Runyan - Member of the Eagles from 2000-2008; started 144 games.
WR Hank Baskett - Member of the Eagles from 2006-2009; started 11 games
No former Eagles
-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 8:00 a.m., January 16