Sunday, September 20, 2015

Eagles scratch Marcus Smith

The Eagles activated running Kenjon Barner, not linebacker Marcus Smith, the 2014 first round draft pick who sat out the 10th of a possible18 games.,

With special teams contributor Seyi Ajirotutu (concussion) unavailable, the Eagles felt it best to roll with Barner, also a special teams producer.

Smith (hamstring) was listed as probable on the injury report but isn't proficient in special teams. In fact, he hurt the hamstring in a special teams practice.

The Eagles also deactivated quarterback Stephen Morris, offensive linemen Julian Vandervelde and Dennis Kelly and defensive end Brandon Bair, who is a solid special teams player.

The Cowboys scratched injured wide receiver Dez Bryant (broken foot) and left guard Ronald Leary (groin).

Cole Beasley started in place of Bryant, Macvkenzy Bernadeau for Leary.

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