Washington inactive, Lions go with 2 RBs vs. Eagles

Justin Rogers
The Detroit News
RB Dwayne Washington - No one is doubting the rookie’s skill set, but his patience and vision left plenty to be desired. He averaged 2.9 yards per attempt with only three of his 90 carries going for more than 10 yards. GRADE: D

Detroit –The Lions will roll with just two running backs against the Philadelphia Eagles after announcing rookie Dwayne Washington is inactive.

Washington (ankle) had been ruled doubtful for the contest, but when the Lions didn’t promote Mike James from the practice squad on Saturday, there was some speculation Washington might be healthy enough to give it a go.

Also inactive for the Lions are tight end Eric Ebron, linebacker DeAndre Levy, defensive end Ziggy Ansah, defensive tackle Stefan Charles, offensive tackle Cornelius Lucas and guard Joe Dahl.

Ebron, Levy and Ansah had previously been ruled out.

The Eagles, coming off their bye, enter the game in far better shape. All seven of the team’s inactives are healthy scratches. Wide receiver Byrce Treggs, safety Terrence Brooks, defensive end Steven Means and offensive linemen Josh Andrews, Dillon Gordon, Halapoulivaati Vaitai and Isaac Seumalo won’t dress for the team.

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