The Philadelphia Eagles will cut their roster to 53 players by 4 p.m. ET Saturday. Here's a projection:
McCown will serve as Wentz's backup while Sudfeld recovers from a broken wrist, and possibly beyond. Cody Kessler was in line for that gig before the Eagles successfully lured McCown out of retirement. Now Kessler's roster spot is in serious jeopardy. Rookie Clayton Thorson could use a year on the practice squad.
Wendell Smallwood has had a good summer and could make his way onto the 53-man roster. He could also be traded to a more running-back needy team.
Former University of Houston quarterback Greg Ward has had an impressive summer and could be a useful slot receiver for an NFL team, but is competing with a talented group in Philly. He would probably be the next man in if the Eagles decide to keep six receivers.
Richard Rodgers is out multiple weeks with a foot injury. If the Eagles believe he can return this season, one option is to carry him on the initial 53-man roster and then place him on injured reserve so he's eligible to return.
Wisniewski's stock seems to have dropped this summer. His spot is one to watch, but with Brooks coming back from an Achilles injury, it's not a bad idea to hold onto a proven vet at guard.
Hall has had a very strong preseason and, according to defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz, has put himself in good position heading into cut-down day. Eleven is a lot of D-linemen to carry, but it's talent worth holding onto.
Five is a low number with Bradham (toe) and Grugier-Hill (knee) nursing injuries, but the Eagles generally operate with two linebackers on the field and can probably get by. Rookie T.J. Edwards could end up making the team.
Elliott has not been as sure-footed this preseason as coach Doug Pederson would like, but his spot is not in jeopardy for now.