INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Get ready for the NFL debut of a talented duo of Eagles rookies as they take on the Rams at SoFi Stadium this Sunday.
Third-round offensive lineman Tyler Steen and seventh-round defensive tackle Moro Ojomo will finally make their first appearances in the NFL after being inactive for the first four weeks of the season.
Let’s take a look at the Eagles inactives for Sunday:
- DT Fletcher Cox (back)
- DT Marlon Tuipulotu (triceps)
- S Sydney Brown (hamstring)
- RB Rashaad Penny (illness)
- QB Tanner McKee
- TE Albert Okwuegbunam
On Friday, it was announced that Cox, Tuipulotu, and Brown would be unavailable for the game. Additionally, starting right guard Cam Jurgens was placed on the injured reserve list and will sit out for at least four weeks.
This absence marks the first time Cox has missed a game due to injury since 2017. Although he underwent a back epidural last week, Cox is expected to only miss this game. With Cox and Tuipulotu sidelined, the Eagles will rely on Jalen Carter, Jordan Davis, Milton Williams, Kentavius Street, and Ojomo as their active defensive tackles.
Meanwhile, on the offensive line, Sua Opeta will take over Jurgens’ position. Opeta, a seasoned veteran who joined the Eagles as an undrafted rookie from Weber State in 2019, brings 29 games and 4 starts of experience.
Backing up the offensive line in this game will be Jack Driscoll, Steen, and Fred Johnson.
Eagles fans will also witness the debut of Bradley Roby, who recently joined the team’s practice squad and was elevated to the active roster. The 31-year-old cornerback missed the first four weeks of the season but was present during camp with the Saints. However, the Eagles are likely to manage his playing time carefully.
In addition, punter Braden Mann has been elevated for this game and will be active. This marks his third and final elevation, meaning the Eagles will have to make a decision regarding his future with the team after this game as they currently have one roster spot available.
Lastly, some good news before the game: punt returner Britain Covey has cleared the concussion protocol and will be ready to play against the Rams.