McCoy, Asomugha active for Eagles

December, 1, 2011
12/01/11
7:41
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Running back LeSean McCoy and cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, each of whom was limited in practice this week by injuries, will both suit up and be available to play for the Philadelphia Eagles tonight against the Seahawks in Seattle. McCoy has a toe injury and Asomugha has a knee injury, and it remains to be seen how much they will be able to play and how effective they will be in the game.

McCoy is the NFL's leading rusher and has been the Eagles' best and most consistent player this season. Because they were trailing for most of the game and because they generally prefer pass-heavy game plans, the Eagles only ran the ball 17 times in Sunday's loss to New England. But they're likely to run it more tonight. If McCoy can't shoulder the whole load, expect contributions from Ronnie Brown and/or Dion Lewis. My bet is Lewis would be the first replacement off the bench if they needed to spell McCoy for a bit or if he couldn't finish the game.

Asomugha played Sunday but was severely limited. He was only the field for only about 18 or 20 plays. Seattle does not have the same kinds of receiving threats that New England does, though, and it's possible that if Asomugha is limited again it won't hurt the Eagles, who will play Asante Samuel and Joselio Hanson plenty at cornerback anyway. Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is listed as inactive and will miss his third consecutive game with an ankle injury.

Quarterback Michael Vick (broken ribs) and wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (hamstring, shoulder injuries) also will each miss his third game in a row. Vince Young starts at quarterback again in place of Vick and Riley Cooper starts at wide receiver in place of Maclin. The other Eagles inactives are offensive lineman King Dunlap, defensive end Philip Hunt, linebacker Greg Lloyd and offensive lineman Julian Vandervelde.

NFC West blogger Mike Sando is at the game for us, but I'll be watching and tweeting (@ESPN_NFCEast) and posting as warranted. So don't go far.

Dan Graziano

ESPN New York Giants reporter

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