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Jason Peters, who did not practice this week, will start Sunday against the Redskins. (AP)
Left tackle Jason Peters, who is nursing several injuries and didn’t practice this week, is active and will start for the Eagles today against the Redskins at the Linc.
Peters left last Sunday’s game with a quad strain and was replaced by Allen Barbre. He had already been dealing with a finger dislocation, along with shoulder and pectoral injuries. Peters, who missed all of last season to recover from an Achilles tear, hasn’t missed a start this season.
But the Eagles will be without three starters on defense against a Redskins team that scored 57 points in its past two games. Inside linebacker Mychal Kendricks, left cornerback Bradley Fletcher and safety Earl Wolff are each inactive.
Kendricks sustained a knee injury last Sunday against Green Bay and was replaced by Najee Goode, who will make his first NFL start. Fletcher, who miss his second consecutive game with a pectoral injury, will be replaced again by Roc Carmichael and Wolff will have his spot filled by Patrick Chung.
Wide receiver Damaris Johnson is a healthy scratch for the first time this season. Newcomer Brad Smith, a return specialist who can play receiver and quarterback, is active despite signing with team Tuesday.
Rookie offensive tackle Matt Tobin is up for the first time. Tobin, who was impressive in training camp, is insurance if Peters is reinjured and Barbre is again forced into action. Rookie running back Matthew Tucker is also up after being inactive for three straight weeks.