Eagles officially rule out quarterback Carson Wentz

Wentz will miss his third game this season, and perhaps the remainder of the year, as team turns to Nick Foles

In a move that comes as no surprise, the Eagles have ruled out Carson Wentz for Sunday night's game in Los Angeles against the Rams.

Wentz has a strss fracture in his back, and may have played his final game this season. This will be the third game he has missed this year after missing the first two games while continuing his rehab from offseason knee surgery.

The Eagles will turn to Nick Foles to start Sunday's game, with Nate Sudfeld serving as the backup.

That could be the combination that ends the year with a home game against the Houston Texans and a road trip to play the Washington Redskins after Christmas.

The Eagles (6-7) still have a slight chance to make the playoffs, but will need help from other teams to do so. Currently, the Minnesota Vikings are the sixth seed in the postseason tournament, and hold a tiebreaker over the Birds based on winning the regular-season matchup.

In Foles' two starts this year, he completed close to 66 percent of his passes (54-for-82) for 451 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. He was sacked five times as the team went 1-1, with a season-opening win over the Atlanta Falcons and a loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

In a move made on Friday, the Eagles placed rookie offensive tackle Jordan Mailata on Injured Reserve and promoted linebacker B.J. Bello from the practice squad. Added to the practice squad was guard Kaleb Johnson.

Bello becomes the eight Eagle this season to be called up from the practice squad as the team as been hard with injuries.

It's a list that includes running back Josh Adams, defensive tackles Bruce Hector and Treyvon Hester, safety Tre Sullivan, cornerbacks Chandon Sullivan and De'Vante Bausby, and receiver DeAndre Carter, who is now on the 53-man roster of the Texans.