Eagles inactives: Wolff starts with Chung still out

Eagles inactives: Wolff starts with Chung still out
October 6, 2013, 11:45 am
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Earl Wolff will make his second NFL start at strong safety on Sunday. (USA Today Images)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Starting safety Patrick Chung is inactive for a second consecutive week and won’t play in the Eagles’ game against the Giants Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

Chung, a fifth-year veteran who spent his first four seasons with the Patriots, got hurt in the Eagles’ game against the Chiefs on Sept. 19, and although the injury was not initially considered serious, he missed the loss to the Broncos last week, although he did travel to Denver.

Chung was limited in practice during the week but did travel to the Meadowlands and warmed up before the game with the other defensive backs, but obviously is still not ready to go.

With Chung inactive again, rookie Earl Wolff, a fifth-round pick, will make his second NFL start at strong safety opposite starting free safety Nate Allen. Colt Anderson and Kurt Coleman are the other safeties on the active roster.

The Eagles rank last in the NFL in total defense, allowing 447 yards per game, and 30th in pass defense, allowing 325 yards through the air per game.

Also inactive for the Eagles Sunday are third-string quarterback Matt Barkley, cornerback Shaun Prater, backup offensive linemen Dennis Kelly and Matt Tobin, undrafted rookie defensive tackle Damion Square and tight end Emil Igwenagu.
Rookie seventh-round pick Jordan Poyer is active for a second straight week as a reserve cornerback and special teamer ahead of Prater, who played against the Chiefs.

And Vinny Curry is active for a third straight game ahead of Square.

Giants’ inactives are cornerback Corey Webster, center David Bass, receiver Louis Murphy Jr., cornerback Jayron Hosley, tight end Adrien Robinson, defensive tackle Linval Joseph and third-string quarterback Ryan Nassib, the rookie from Syracuse.