Long snapper Josh Harris and reserve corner Blidi Wreh-Wilson standout on the team’s first season inactives list.
Newly-acquired safety Jordan Richards and reserve OL Ben Garland are also inactive. Don’t be surprised if Richards is still learning the playbook and is active next week.
Rookies WR Russell Gage and RB Ito Smith and newly-called up sophomore CB Deante Burton get active nods for Thursday, but rookie CB Isaiah Oliver, who had been dealing with injury, is out. Look for Gage, Smith and Burton on special teams.
Roster bubble success stories Matt Gono and Justin Zimmer round out the inactives for the Birds.
For the Eagles, the big two obviously are QB Carson Wentz and WR Alshon Jeffery.
#ATLvsPHI Inactives: WR Jeffery, T Mailata, G Pryor, DE Sweat, G Warmack, QB Wentz.— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) September 6, 2018
We’ll see how Wentz’s and Jeffery’s absences play a part Thursday night for Philly as the Falcons try to get their first win of 2018.