The NFC’s leading rusher won’t be looking to protect his conference rushing crown Sunday.
Eagles Pro Bowl RB LeSean McCoy was ruled inactive for the season finale against the Redskins.
Shady was listed as questionable after missing practice earlier in the week with an ankle injury but he had practiced in full on Friday. Veteran Ronnie Brown will start in his place and expect rookie Dion Lewis to see plenty of carries.
McCoy leads the NFC with 1,309 rushing yards and will look to hold off Frank Gore (1,202) to lead the conference. Only Jacksonville's Maurice Jones-Drew (1,437) has more rushing yards than McCoy.
Joining Shady on the inactive list was CB Asante Samuel (hamstring) who was ruled out after missing practice. Samuel has possibly played his final game for the Eagles after a tumultuous season in which he was upset after the Eagles brought in other corners (Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie) and supposedly dangled him as trade bait.
DRC starts for Asante.
Another regular who was surprisingly inactive for the Skins game was DT Mike Patterson. He was suffering from the flu, according to various sources.
The rest of the Eagles inactives were WR Ronald Johnson (who was just called up from the practice squad), LB Greg Lloyd, DT Cedric Thornton and OL Julian Vandervelde.
Also look for rookie Jaiquawn Jarrett at safety. The Eagles second-round pick will start in place of injured Kurt Coleman.
The Redskins inactives were headlined by LB Rocky McIntosh. The veteran defender was held out by a coach’s decision, Redskins.com tweeted.
Starting tackle Jammal Brown also sat with a hip injury.
The rest of the inactive list for Washington included WR David Anderson, DT Kentwan Balmer, TE Richard Quinn, WR Aldrick Robinson and DT Doug Worthington.