A missed wake-up call will give a bit of a boost to the Arizona Cardinals defense today.
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson is inactive for today’s game against Arizona after missing the special teams meeting Saturday morning, Philly.com.reports.
ESPN reports that Jackson’s alarm did not go off and he overslept.
Jackson, disgruntled in preseason and after Monday night’s game, has caught 29 passes for 503 yards and two touchdowns — after a 10-day training camp holdout. He is the second-leading receiver for 3-5 Philly.
For 2-6 Arizona, the starting quarterback will be John Skelton, with Kevin Kolb, obtained in an August trade with the Eagles for Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, out with turf toe.
In other news, Yahoo is reporting that 10 players face fines for violating the substance abuse policy by testing positive for recreational drug use during the lockout. ESPN reports that Fred Davis and Trent Williams of the Washington Redskins are among those 10. Jay Glazer of Fox reports that a third Redskins player is among the 10. An 11th player, who previously violated the policy, would face both suspension and fine.
New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton tells Glazer that he intends to surprise the team (presumably, they’re not watching or texting anyone) by calling plays on the sideline against the Atlanta Falcons. Payton suffered a broken leg and ACL injury when tight end Jimmy Graham crashed into him Oct. 16.
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