Eagles practice: Nate Sudfeld shines, DeSean Jackson among absent


Nate Sudfeld explains his role at Eagles’ OTA practice, and WR J.J. Arcega-Whiteside on learning from Alshon Jeffery.
Martin Frank, The News Journal

PHILADELPHIA – There might come a day when Nate Sudfeld will have to come into a game to replace Carson Wentz at quarterback for the Eagles.

For Sudfeld, that has never really been a possibility, mainly because the Eagles had Nick Foles as the backup, and he did well filling in when Wentz got hurt in each of the last two seasons.

Foles led the Eagles to a Super Bowl victory in the 2017 season and the playoffs last season. But Foles is gone, and as Sudfeld put it Wednesday, he’s “one play away.”

And Sudfeld is preparing that way as the Eagles go through their third week of organized team activities.

“Most of the time in a season you’re working scout team, and you’re running the other team’s plays, which is great work,” Sudfeld said. “But to actually call our offense and make our checks and reads, you get a lot of that in the summer, in training camp and preseason.

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