NFL owners approve proposal allowing teams to dress a third QB

The Eagles are playing a part in another considerable rule proposal, as NFL owners approved a bylaw allowing teams to dress a third quarterback on gameday without using an active roster spot.

In the 31-7 beatdown from late January, Philadelphia advanced to the Super Bowl after knocking Bruck Purdy (Elbow) and Josh Johnson (Concussion) out of the game.

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The injuries forced running back Christian McCaffrey into the emergency quarterback role, with the prior rule allowing only two quarterbacks to dress on gameday.

Now all 32 teams will carry three quarterbacks without risking offensive or defensive linemen to a roster spot.

One note of importance, the third quarterback can only be used if the first two quarterbacks are knocked out of the game due to injury.

The third quarterback is ineligible to play because the team is benching the starter or backup due to performance or conduct.

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