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Eagles clear roster spot to sign QB Nate Sudfeld from practice squad

For the first time under Doug Pederson, the Eagles have three quarterbacks on their 53-man roster. 

The Eagles on Wednesday signed Nate Sudfeld from the practice squad and released defensive tackle Justin Hamilton from the 53-man roster. 

The Eagles made the move because another team was trying to sign Sudfeld, a league source said. The Eagles acted to keep him.  

Sudfeld — who looks a heckuva lot like Nick Foles — was Washington's sixth-round pick in 2016. The 6-6, 240-pound QB came out of Indiana, where he threw for nearly 8,000 yards and 61 touchdowns. 

Sudfeld spent his rookie season on Washington's practice squad before joining the Eagles' practice squad this fall. He had an opportunity to return to Washington but decided to come to Philadelphia instead. The Eagles coaching staff thinks very highly of Sudfeld. 

The Eagles planned to have three quarterbacks on the roster in 2016 but when Sam Bradford was traded, they rolled with Carson Wentz and Chase Daniel. Through the first half of this season, Wentz and Foles have been the two on the roster. 

With Sudfeld on the roster, he'll very likely be inactive on game days unless Foles suffers an injury.