Happy New Year! The New Orleans Saints hope to kick 2023 off with a win but the Philadelphia Eagles have a lot more on the line and want to make sure they get that No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs locked up as soon as possible.
The Saints have been beat up throughout the 2022 regular season and while the injuries aren't entirely to blame for their difficult season, it hasn't helped not having some of their best players out there on the field.
Fortunately, after missing 10 straight games, Marshon Lattimore is ACTIVE for this Week 17 showdown with the Eagles. Here are this week's inactives, courtesy of the Saints' official website.
New Orleans Saints Week 17 Inactives Report
WR Marquez Callaway
S Marcus Maye
RB Dwayne Washington
S Justin Evans
LB Chase Hansen
G Andrus Peat
DE Tanoh Kpassagnon
Callaway, Maye, Evans, Peat, and Kpassagnon are the biggest names here. The Saints clearly have moved on from using Callaway on offense and that's not shocking with the emergence of Rashid Shaheed.
Philadelphia Eagles Week 17 Inactives Report
QB Jalen Hurts
CB Avonte Maddox
RB Trey Sermon
DE Janarius Robinson
T Lane Johnson
G Sua Opeta
Obviously the biggest name on the Eagles' inactive list is Hurts, meaning it'll be Gardner Minshew starting at quarterback for the second straight week.
Minshew is a solid backup quarterback but if there was any chance for the Saints to win this game, not having Hurts out there certainly helps their case.