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Eagles Inactives: Vick Emergency QB as Peters, Bunkley & Cooper Sit

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    LONDON - JANUARY 04: A man walks to work in freezing conditions on January 4, 2010 in London, England. Much of the UK is in the grip of freezing weather with snow and ice disrupting transport across the country as people return to work after the Christmas break. The MET office confirmed that the Christmas period has been the coldest for 25 years with temperatures as low as -17C being recorded in Scotland. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

    The Eagles will have some star power on the sidelines Sunday as a handful of starters sit out against the Falcons.

    Former Falcons star Michael Vick tops the inactive list as the eagles third-d string QB. So even though he likely won’t play it’s possible if both Kevin Kolb and Mike Kafka go down to injury that Vick could see the field despite injured ribs.

    It’s somewhat reasonable to question if Kolb and Kafka can hold up because of the eagle makeshift line. Starting left tackle Jason Peters is inactive with a knee injury leaving backup King Dunlap lining up across from Atlanta’s high-flying defensive end John Abraham.

    Other contributors taking a seat Sunday include starting defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley, cornerback Trevard Lindley and wideout Riley Cooper.

    With Bunkley on the mend defensive end Daniel Te’o-Nesheim will be in uniform for the first time this season.

    The rest of the inactive Birds were tight end Clay Harbor, linebacker Keenan Clayton and newly acquired running back Jerome Harrison.

    Harrison likely will be active soon but in the mean time Joique Bell gets the nod behind LeSean McCoy. And with Cooper still recovering from a concussion expect Chad Hall to see reps as the fourth wideout.

    As for Atlanta, wideout Michael Jenkins is active for the first time this season. The same can’t be said for inactives DB Dominique Franks, RB Gartell Johnson, LB Sean Witherspoon, DE Lawrence Sidbury, T Garrett Reynolds, DT Trey Lewis, G Mike Johnson and third-string QB John Parker Wilson.