GREEN BAY, Wis. - Nate Sudfeld is a healthy inactive tonight, which tells us what we've known for a while: Josh McCown is the Eagles' backup quarterback.
Sudfeld was also the third-string quarterback last week too but was active because the Eagles had so many injured players. This is the first time the Eagles have publicly admitted that Sudfeld is the third-stringer.
During the preseason, Sudfeld broke his left wrist but has healed nicely. But after the injury, the Eagles signed McCown out of retirement.
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Here's the list of Eagles' inactives against the Packers:
DeSean Jackson (abdomen)
Tim Jernigan (foot)
Ronald Darby (hamstring)
As expected, Alshon Jeffery (calf) and Kamu Grugier-Hill (knee) are both officially active for Thursday Night Football against the Packers at Lambeau Field.
Jeffery missed last week after hurting his calf early in the Atlanta game. Having him back will give a nice boost.
Meanwhile, Grugier-Hill will make his season debut after spraining his MCL during training camp. The Eagles could certainly use him because their linebackers haven't looked great.
Corey Clement (shoulder) is also active after missing last week's game. He was the only Eagles' player who came into today listed as questionable.
Cornerback Craig James is active, as he was for Week 2 against Atlanta. He's the only backup cornerback after Rasul Douglas, Sidney Jones and Avonte Maddox.
Defensive end Daeshon Hall is also active. He didn't get a snap last week. Let's see if that changes tonight. The Eagles' pass rush has been struggling.
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