Mario Goodrich inactive vs. Bucs – NBC Sports Philadelphia


TAMPA — Mario Goodrich was the Eagles’ backup nickel cornerback in Week 2 but he’s inactive for Week 3.

Expect to see a lot of James Bradberry in the slot against the Bucs.

The Eagles are also without running back Boston Scott (concussion) and receiver Quez Watkins (hamstring) for their game against the Buccaneers on Monday Night Football.

Both Scott and Watkins were ruled out on Saturday.

Without Scott, the Eagles’ three running backs for this game are D’Andre Swift, Kenny Gainwell and Rashaad Penny. Gainwell missed the Week 2 game against the Vikings with a ribs injury.

And without Watkins, the Eagles were left with just four healthy receivers on their 53-man roster so they elevated Devon Allen for this game. Expect to see Olamide Zaccheaus to have a bigger role in the offense with Watkins out. Zaccheaus has not been targeted in the first two games of the season.

Here’s the list of inactives:

RB Boston Scott (concussion)
WR Quez Watkins (hamstring)
CB Mario Goodrich
QB Tanner McKee
OL Tyler Steen
DT Moro Ojomo
TE Albert Okwuegbunam

The Eagles elevated Allen and punter Braden Mann for this game. This will be Mann’s first game as the Eagles punter after the team cut Arryn Siposs after Week 2.

In addition to Gainwell, both Reed Blankenship (ribs) and James Bradberry (concussion) are returning for the Eagles after missing the Vikings game on short rest.

Of course, the Eagles will be without Avonte Maddox in this game and most likely for the rest of the season. The Eagles’ nickel cornerback suffered a pec tear against the Vikings and is on IR after having surgery.

Here are the Bucs’ inactives:

LB SirVocea Dennis
CB Carlton Davis III
DT Deadrin Senat
OLB Markees Watts
OL Brandon Walton
TE Payne Durham
DL Calijah Kancey

The loss of Davis is a significant one. He’s a good corner. Look for the Eagles to test his backup with their stars A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith.

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