Eagles rule Young, Watkins out; Smith active

Posted Sept. 11, 2011 @ 11:30 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Eagles ruled QB Vince Young and rookie OG Danny Watkins inactive for their Week One game against the Rams, while WR Steve Smith will be active.

Young suffered a hamstring injury in the team's preseason finale. Watkins, the team's first-round pick, was originally slated to start.

The Eagles signed Smith in free agency, and some thought he would be begin the season on the physically-unable-to-perform list.

Mike Kafka will be Michael Vick's backup quarterback.