Eagles inactives: Chung out; Acho to make debut

Eagles inactives: Chung out; Acho to make debut

October 27, 2013, 12:15 pm
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Patrick Chung, who has missed three games with a shoulder injury, will sit again Sunday when the Eagles play the Giants at the Linc.

Chung, a full participant in practice last week, will again be replaced by rookie Earl Wolff, who will start opposite Nate Allen.

Also inactive are quarterback Nick Foles, who sustained a concussion in last Sunday’s loss to Dallas and didn’t practice all week, and linebacker Jake Knott, who injured his hamstring against the Cowboys.

Running back Matthew Tucker, offensive tackles Dennis Kelly and Matt Tobin and defensive lineman Damion Square are healthy scratches.

Up for the first time in his career is linebacker Emmanuel Acho, who was signed this past week to replace Knott and will play on special teams. Acho, who was with the Eagles in training camp but released on the roster cutdown date, had been on the Giants’ practice squad. Acho spent his rookie season with the Browns on injured reserve with a knee injury.

Earlier in the week, Chung said his shoulder felt much better than it had since he injured it Sept. 19 against the Chiefs. He came back for the Oct. 13 game against Tampa Bay but aggravated the injury in the first half and missed the rest of the game along with last Sunday’s game against Dallas.

Because it’s a nerve issue and the Eagles don’t tackle to the ground in practice, Chung can’t really gauge if all the strength is back in his shoulder until he’s involved in a real-game scenario and contact is made.