The St. Louis Rams will leave their first-round pick on the sidelines today. Defensive end Robert Quinn is inactive today along with a host of other players, expected and otherwise. Replacing Quinn's speed in the defensive line rotation is Eugene Sims, a second-year player who had a strong preseason.
Quinn probably just wasn't ready to face an Eagles team that many have already penciled in to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl this year. One mistake against Michael Vick could cost the Rams seven points...or more.
The Rams other inactives include: Michael Hoomanawanui, Danario Alexander, Austin Pettis, Jermale Hines, Jabara Williams and Tony Wragge.
Wragge's absence means Drew Miller is the Rams backup center.
The Eagles inactives include: QB Vince Young, RG Danny Watkins, SS Jaiquawn Jarrett, CB Curtis Marsh, G/C Julian Vandervelde, OT Winston Justice and DE Phillip Hunt.
With Watkins on the bench, both teams are sitting their first round picks today.