The Eagles are reportedly poised to finish a deal with Mark Sanchez.
Jason La Canfora of CBS reports the Eagles will sign Sanchez, the former Jets quarterback, on Thursday. Mike Garofolo of Fox and Ian Rapoport of NFL Media also reported that a deal will be struck with Sanchez, whom the Jets released six days ago.
The No. 5 overall pick in 2009, the 27-year-old Sanchez started all but two games in his first four NFL seasons with the Jets, throwing for 12,092 yards with 68 TDs and 69 interceptions with a 55.1 completion percentage. He missed the 2013 regular season with a shoulder injury sustained in the preseason.
Sanchez and fellow USC product Matt Barkley would likely be the primary contenders for the top backup role behind Eagles starter Nick Foles.