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Eagles inactives: Jack Driscoll gets the start at left tackle

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GLENDALE, Ariz. — Jack Driscoll will get his first NFL start at left tackle on Sunday afternoon against the Cardinals.

Jordan Mailata (shoulder) was initially doubtful for this game but was downgraded to out on Saturday. And Andre Dillard (forearm) began practicing this week but wasn’t ready to play yet so he remains on IR.

That means utility man Driscoll is set to start. Driscoll filled in for Mailata last week against the Jaguars. It wasn’t always pretty but he held up.

This is Driscoll’s first start at left tackle since his redshirt freshman season at UMass way back in 2016. Driscoll has previously started NFL games at right tackle and right guard and has 13 starts under his belt.

“Maybe I’m not as comfortable at left tackle … but it doesn’t matter,” Driscoll said this week. “It’s my job to go in there and execute to the best of my ability and give us a chance to win. I don’t want to go in there and feel like I’m the reason why our play — we’ve been playing really well on offense — I don’t want to go in there and feel like I’m the reason play is slipping or certain things.”

Here’s a complete look at Eagles’ inactives against the Cardinals:

  • OT Jordan Mailata (shoulder)
  • K Jake Elliott (right ankle)
  • CB Avonte Maddox (ankle)
  • LB Patrick Johnson (concussion)
  • RB Boston Scott (ribs)
  • QB Ian Book
  • DE Janarius Robinson

Running back Boston Scott (rib) is inactive after missing last week’s game. Scott was listed as questionable coming into the weekend. Trey Sermon is active again.

The Eagles ruled out Elliott, Maddox and Johnson on Friday. Without Elliott, the Eagles’ kicker in this game will be rookie Cameron Dicker, who will make his NFL debut. The Eagles signed Dicker to the practice squad earlier this week and elevated him on Saturday.

In addition to Dicker, the Eagles also elevated special teams ace and backup defensive back Andre Chachere. He’ll be a gunner on the punt team. Chachere made a big special teams play last week when he was elevated, getting the returner on the ground quickly.

Rookie linebacker Kyron Johnson cleared the NFL’s concussion protocol in a week and is active for this game. Johnson was initially listed as questionable but the Eagles removed that status on Saturday, signaling he was ready to go.

Without Mailata, rookies OL Josh Sills and S Reed Blankenship are active for the first time in their respective NFL careers.

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