PHILADELPHIA - Eagles running back LeSean McCoy will be back in action in Sunday's home finale against Washington.

Coach Andy Reid announced Wednesday that McCoy will start against the Redskins. McCoy missed the last four games after suffering a concussion at Washington on Nov.  18.

Reid also made a surprising switch on defense. Colt Anderson will remain a starting safety against the Redskins, but he will be replacing Nate Allen instead of Kurt Coleman.

"I'm just excited for the opportunity to play," Anderson said. "I want to continue to show that I can compete at this level."

Part of the reason for the switch was Anderson and Coleman are both solid run defenders. The Redskins have the top-ranked rushing offense in the NFL, averaging 164.8 yards per game.

"Colt's been playing well and I guess they feel he's the best fit for us right now," Allen said. "I've got to be professional about it. I just want to keep working and help this football team win games."

EXTRA POINTS: Tight end Clay Harbor was placed on IR on Tuesday after suffering three fractures in his lower back against Cincinnati last Thursday. Harbor said he was hurt in the second quarter, but stayed in the game because tight end Brent Celek was inactive because of a concussion.

"It hurt a lot," Harbor said. "There were sharp pains every step I took, every time I got into my stance, every time I got hit or even touched."

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