Sunday, November 9, 2008

Eagles/Giants inactives: L.J.'s back, Booker is sitting

The Eagles and Giants announced their inactives for Sunday night's big game:

Eagles: G Shawn Andrews, RB Lorenzo Booker, FB Kyle Eckel, QB A.J. Feeley, LB Joe Mays, G Mike McGlynn, TE Matt Schobel, DE Bryan Smith

Giants: SS James Butler, RB Reuben Droughns, CB Kevin Dockery, T Adam Koets, WR Mario Manningham, DE Jerome McDougle, RB Danny Ware, LB Gerris Wilkinson

L.J. Smith returns to the line-up, pushing Schobel back to the bench. Lorenzo Booker is a surprise inactive for the Birds, leaving them with only two running backs for the night. It's hard to say that Booker has been a disappointment for the Eagles this season because he gets so few touches, but he certainly hasn't been what the team thought he would be when the acquired him. Jason Avant also returns to the field tonight after being benched last week. Kyle Eckel will continue to wait to take the field.

The Giants are without Butler which will allow rookie safety Kenny Phillips to start. With all the talk about how the Eagles would regret letting McDougle go, it's nice to see him not playing against his old team. The Giants will also allow both of their kickers to suit up, which is a strange move.

Should be a great game, here's hoping the Eagles can pull it off! Go Birds!!

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