MINNEAPOLIS - No surprises on the inactives list for the Eagles just a couple of hours ahead of kickoff.
The following seven players will not dress today for the Eagles: tackle Will Beatty, wide receiver Marcus Johnson, cornerback Sidney Jones, defensive end Steven Means, defensive tackle Elijah Qualls, running back Wendell Smallwood, and defensive tackle Destiny Vaeao.
The one change to that list from the NFC Championship Game is that linebacker Dannell Ellerbe is active after missing that matchup with the Vikings due to a hamstring injury. Ellerbe will start at middle linebacker and be involved in base defense and short-yardage subpackages.
Defensive tackle Tim Jernigan missed two days of practice with an illness, but is good to go. The Eagles are only using three defensive tackles in Jernigan, Fletcher Cox, and Beau Allen. Of course, defensive ends Brandon Graham and Vinny Curry can rush from the inside on pass-rush downs.