The Eagles gained an extra spot for a safety -- activating both Colt Anderson and David Sims -- by deactivating third quarterback Trent Edwards against Baltimore today. Also inactive are. RB Dion Lewis, WR Riley Cooper (collarbone), OL Nate Menkin and Dennis Kelly, and CB Curtis Marsh (hamstring). This means WRs DeSean Jackson (hamstring) and Jeremy Maclin (hip) are active, as is WR Mardy Gilyard, who rejoined the team last week.
Not activating a third quarterback is an interesting gamble. This is not like it was a few years ago, before the 46th active spot was created, for the third QB. Before that, you could keep a third quarterback conditionally inactive, using him if you needed him. Now, if something happens to both Michael Vick and Nick Foles, presumably emergecny QB Jason Avant will take the controls. If that happens, the Eagles might not win.
Stay tuned for more.