The Eagles and Chiefs both have their fair share of inactive players for their upcoming games. Philadelphia won’t have tight end Dallas Goedert available as he fractured his forearm two weeks ago against the Cowboys, and the team hopes to get him back sooner than four games, which is why they didn’t place him on injured reserve. Defensive end Derek Barnett was ruled out for personal reasons on Sunday, but even if he had been healthy, the Eagles likely would have made him a healthy scratch since he has yet to record a sack in eight games this season.
On the other hand, the Eagles’ other inactives include offensive guard Sua Opeta, running back Rashaad Penny, defensive tackle Moro Ojomo and quarterback Tanner McKee, who will serve as the emergency third-string quarterback. Meanwhile, Kansas City decided to deactivate punt returner Richie James for Monday Night Football despite activating him back to the 53-player roster from injured reserve on Saturday. He hasn’t played since Week 2 and entered Monday with a questionable designation. The Chiefs’ other inactives include interior offensive lineman Mike Caliendo, defensive end Malik Herring, defensive end BJ Thompson and defensive tackle Neil Farrell.