Rodney McLeod is inactive Sunday. That's a big loss for the Eagles, who were hoping McLeod would be able to play against the Giants.
McLeod entered the weekend listed as questionable with a hamstring injury he suffered against Kansas City last week. Chris Maragos will start in his place.
The Eagles are without several key members of their secondary against Eli Manning and the Giants.
Early before the game, McLeod worked out in front of head trainer Chris Peduzzi and then had a pow-wow with Peduzzi, head coach Doug Pederson, Howie Roseman, DBs coach Cory Undlin and others. After the meeting, he continued to work out on his own.
Rodney McLeod testing that hamstring now. pic.twitter.com/7Z8hGIdbQ8
— Dave Zangaro (@DZangaroNBCS) September 24, 2017
McLeod missed practice Wednesday and Thursday before he was a limited participant Friday. He said he felt better throughout the week as he recovered from the Grade 1 strain.
The Eagles are down to just Malcolm Jenkins, Maragos and recently claimed Trae Elston at safety. Linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill could also play safety in a pinch.
Torrey Smith (illness) is playing Sunday. He was listed as questionable.
Here are are the Eagles' other inactive players for Sunday: Ronald Darby (ankle), Corey Graham (hamstring), Jaylen Watkins (hamstring), Destiny Vaeao (wrist), Shelton Gibson, Steven Means.
Graham and Watkins missed practice all week with their own hamstring injuries and were ruled out Friday. Darby is still out with his dislocated ankle. Newcomer Elston, who was claimed this week, is active.
All eight offensive linemen are active for the first time this season. Chance Warmack will start in place of Isaac Seumalo at left guard. This was the worst-kept secret of the week.
For the Giants, corner Janoris Jenkins is active. That's a big boost for New York.
Here are their inactives: RB Wayne Gallman, TE Matt LaCosse, QB Davis Webb, LB B.J. Goodson, OL Bobby Hart, LB J.T. Thomas, DE Avery Moss.