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Eagles sign TE Jason Croom to the practice squad after losing QB Josh McCown to Texans

The Eagles had an unexpected opening on their practice squad Wednesday when quarterback Josh McCown agreed to join the active roster of the Houston Texans.

McCown lived in Texas with his family and served as an emergency quarterback in case of a COVID-19 outbreak. He was also a mentor to the other quarterbacks on the roster.

With an open spot, the Eagles brought back tight end Jason Croom, who was waived by the team on Tuesday.

Croom was originally signed by the Eagles to their practice squad on September 29. He was elevated twice from the practice squad ahead of the Steelers and Ravens games, catching a touchdown against Baltimore. He was signed to the active roster on October 21 and played 10 more snaps on offense in the wins over the the Giants and Cowboys.

Take a look at the best photos from the win over Dallas.

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