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Andy Reid's Chiefs poach DT off Eagles' practice squad

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Andy Reid's Chiefs poach DT off Eagles' practice squad

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Eagles practice squad defensive tackle Justin Hamilton is heading for an active roster. 

Hamilton has been signed by Andy Reid's Chiefs and is likely already on his way to Kansas City. 

Hamilton, an undrafted rookie out of Louisiana-Lafayette, had previously spent time on the Eagles' active roster. He began the season on the practice squad and spent the last five weeks there, but in the middle, he was on the 53-man roster. In fact, he played 44 defensive snaps over three games this season. 

With Hamilton gone, the Eagles signed DT Winston Craig to their practice squad. Craig, an undrafted rookie from Richmond, was with the Eagles during training camp. 

The Eagles also made a couple other moves on their practice squad, cutting Dillon Gordon and bringing back Darrell Greene. 

Both Gordon and Greene came in as a part of the rookie class of 2016. Both were with the Eagles during training camp this summer, but Gordon got the practice squad nod over Greene until now. 

Really, Gordon has been disappointing. The undrafted former tight end from LSU spent all last season on the Eagles' active roster but didn't make the team this year. And the team was more willing to bring in Taylor Hart and then Will Beatty than give Gordon a shot on this year's active roster. 

It's pretty clear Gordon hasn't made the type of improvement the coaching staff expected.

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

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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.

Eagles Inactives: Isaac Seumalo a surprise scratch vs. Chargers

Eagles Inactives: Isaac Seumalo a surprise scratch vs. Chargers

CARSON, Calif. — Isaac Seumalo began the season as the Eagles' starter at left guard. Now he's not even active.

Seumalo was the surprise member of the Eagles' inactives list on Sunday. Stefen Wisniewski will likely start at left guard, while Chance Warmack might rotate in.

This is the first time since the seventh game of his rookie season in 2016 that Seumalo is inactive. He was inactive for the first seven games of his NFL career but has been up every game since then.

Fletcher Cox (calf), Ronald Darby (ankle), Jaylen Watkins (hamstring), Corey Graham (hamstring) and Destiny Vaeao (wrist) were all ruled out on Friday and join Seumalo on the inactive list.

The other healthy inactive is rookie wideout Shelton Gibson.

Two defensive linemen -- Steven Means and Justin Hamilton -- are active for the first time this year.

With Cox and Vaeao ruled out, the Eagles signed Hamilton off their practice squad on Saturday. This will be the first career game for Hamilton and the first game of the season for Means.

Means was praised by the coaching staff throughout training camp and was even given a contract extension. But he has been inactive through the first three games of the season.

Even with Hamilton on the roster and active, it's very possible the Eagles will use defensive ends Vinny Curry and Brandon Graham inside at times on Sunday.

Chargers inactives: QB Cardale Jones, S Dexter McCoil, LB Nick Dzubnar, T Tyler Marz, TE Sean Culkin, WR Mike Williams, DE Jerry Attaochu.