- The Washington Times - Sunday, January 3, 2021

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles have nothing to play for in Sunday’s prime-time game against Washington, and their inactives list reflects that.

Quarterback Carson Wentz and wide receiver Alshon Jeffery are healthy scratches ahead of the team’s “Sunday Night Football” with Washington. In general, the Eagles have just 45 players active and are missing a number of star players with injuries.

On Friday, the team already ruled out defensive tackle Fletcher Cox, wide receiver DeSean Jackson and a slew of other players.

Here’s who is out for Philadelphia:

- wide receiver DeSean Jackson

- running back Miles Sanders

- cornerback Michael Jacquet

 - tackle Jordan Mailata

- tight end Richard Rodgers

- tight end Dallas Goedert,

- defensive tackle Fletcher Cox

- defensive end Derek Barnett  

- quarterback Carson Wentz

- wide receiver Alshon Jeffery 

At 4-10-1, Philadelphia has clinched last place in the NFC East and would only worsen its draft position with a win. The team will start second-rounder Jalen Hurtz at quarterback, but backup Nate Sudfeld could reportedly see time in the second half.  Hurts, of course, replaced Wentz as the starting signal-caller last month. 

The Eagles’ approach greatly benefits Washington, which needs a win in order to clinch the NFC East.

If Washington loses, the New York Giants (6-10) will win the division due to a tiebreaker. 


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