Shaun Prater, the cornerback claimed off waivers by the Eagles before the start of the regular season, is active for Thursday night’s game against Kansas City and should make his NFL debut.
Prater and defensive end Vinny Curry are active for the first time this season (see story), as the Eagles made rookie rookie cornerback Jordan Poyer and rookie defensive lineman Damion Square inactive. Poyer and Square had each been active for the Eagles’ first two games.
Also inactive are quarterback Matt Barkley, cornerback Roc Carmichael, offensive tackles Matt Tobin and Dennis Kelly and tight end Emil Igwenagu. Carmichael just joined the team Wednesday to replace corner Brandon Hughes, who went on injured reserve and will be released.
The 5-foot-10, 190-pound Prater, a former Iowa standout, was drafted by the Bengals last year in the fifth round. He suffered a knee injury in training camp that landed him on injured reserve and ended his rookie season.
The Bengals waived Prater on the final roster cutdown date and the Eagle claimed him the following day.
Prater, a three-year starter at Iowa, recorded seven career interceptions for the Hawkeyes, including two returned for touchdowns. He was named All-Big Ten first-team in both his junior and senior seasons.
A key inactive for the Chiefs is tight end Anthony Fasano, their starting tight end.