NFL Inactives Week 18: Miles Sanders, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Patrick Surtain II inactive

Who are the inactives today for Week 18 of the 2021 NFL season? Which players will we not see on the field in the two games?

Week 18 of the NFL season is here, and we have our first-ever Saturday doubleheader to end the regular season. Which NFL players will be listed among the inactives in Week 18? With injuries and COVID wreaking havoc around the NFL, teams will have some tough choices when naming their inactives.

NFL inactives for the Saturday Week 18 doubleheader

Each NFL can go into game day with up to 55 players on their roster. However, they can only “dress” 48 players for any given game. Therefore, NFL teams must name any players above that 48 among their inactives.

Let’s take a look at who is among the inactives for each of the four NFL teams playing on Saturday of Week 18.

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos inactives

Which players will be among the inactives for Chiefs vs. Broncos in Week 18?

Chiefs Week 18 Inactives

  • QB Shane Buechele
  • RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire
  • CB DeAndre Baker
  • OT Prince Tega Wanogho

Broncos Week 18 Inactives

  • WR Diontae Spencer
  • LB Kenny Young
  • LB Andre Mintze
  • OT Bobby Massie
  • DT Justin Hamilton
  • DL McTelvin Agim

The Broncos have had a tough time with injuries entering Week 18

While they won’t be listed among the inactives this week, the Broncos will be without QB Teddy Bridgewater (concussion), OL Dalton Risner (elbow), and S Kareem Jackson (back/shoulder). All three have been placed on the injured reserve ahead of Week 18. Those three are added to Surtain II and Darby in terms of players unavailable in the final week of the season.

The Broncos will enter Saturday with a handful of players listed as questionable. DE Shelby Harris (ankle/illness) and CB Nate Hairston (illness) were both listed as questionable Thursday. Additionally, the Broncos have activated K Brandon McManus and P Sam Martin from the reserve/COVID protocols in the hope that both will be able to test out ahead of the game.

Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles inactives

Which players will be among the inactives for Cowboys vs. Eagles in Week 18?

Cowboys Week 18 Inactives

  • CB Trevon Diggs
  • S Jayron Kearse
  • RB Tony Pollard
  • WR Simi Fehoko
  • DL Quinton Bohanna

Eagles Week 18 Inactives

  • QB Jalen Hurts
  • CB Darius Slay
  • CB Steven Nelson
  • RB Miles Sanders
  • S Anthony Harris
  • OT Lane Johnson
  • OL Landon Dickerson
  • DE Josh Sweat
  • DE Derek Barnett
  • DT Javon Hargrave

Both the Cowboys and Eagles have had COVID issues heading into Week 18

Both teams have been impacted by COVID-19 this week. The Cowboys are set to be without EDGE Micah Parsons, CB Anthony Brown, and OT Tyron Smith — all three have been placed on the list in the back end of the week.

Meanwhile, the Eagles have placed several players on the reserve/COVID list this week. This week, they have placed OL Jason Kelce, TE Jack Stoll, LB Alex Singleton, RB Boston Scott, S Rodney McLeod, CB Avonte Maddox, RB Jordan Howard, OL Nate Herbig, S Marcus Epps, DT Fletcher Cox, LB Genard Avery, and TE Dallas Goedert on the reserve/COVID list. However, they hope to have the majority of them back when they take to the field on Saturday.

Ben Rolfe is a Senior Managing Editor at Pro Football Network and is also a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA). You can find him on Twitter @BenRolfePFN