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Mark Sanchez (shoulder) hasn't been limited in OTAs.

Sanchez's "competition" with Matt Barkley can begin. Coach Chip Kelly will keep up the illusion that the job to back up Nick Foles is truly open for as long as possible, but Sanchez is the heavy favorite.

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Eagles coach Chip Kelly expects a "real healthy competition" between newly-signed Mark Sanchez and second-year QB Matt Barkley to be Nick Foles primary backup.

Sanchez was presumably brought in to handle the job, but Kelly praised Barkley's progress this offseason. "[Barkley] had a real good offseason in terms of training," Kelly said. "I think Matt's throwing better here and there, too." Neither quarterback will offer any threat to Foles' position atop the depth chart.

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Mark Sanchez (shoulder) said at his introductory press conference Friday said that he'll absolutely be ready for OTAs.

Yes, the Eagles gave their backup quarterback an introductory press conference. Sanchez underwent surgery on his throwing shoulder partway through last season after rehab wasn't doing the job. Nick Foles will run the first-team offense, while Sanchez and second-year QB Matt Barkley will work with the backups.

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FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo reports Mark Sanchez's one-year deal with the Eagles is worth a "max" of $4 million.

Per Garafolo, the base value is worth "roughly half of that." It's very much a "prove it" deal for the longtime Jets starter, though he might not get a chance to prove anything if Nick Foles stays healthy. If Sanchez sits on the bench all season, his Gang Green stats aren't going to earn him any starting looks. Sanchez's deal is largely commensurate with "Checkdown" Charle Whitehurst's. The "Sanchize" has fallen a long way.

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Eagles agreed to terms with QB Mark Sanchez, formerly of the Jets.

Sanchez passed his physical Thursday morning, clearing the way for a deal. Although competition-minded coach Chip Kelly is unlikely to formally announce Sanchez as his No. 2 quarterback over Matt Barkley, that's what he'll be. Sanchez's signing is further proof that Kelly's offense doesn't require a fleet-footed quarterback, despite much presumption to the contrary. Sanchez is not a statue in the pocket, but isn't exactly mobile. Sanchez offers loads of experience as a backup, but is the owner of a 71.7 career QB rating, and 55.1 completion percentage.

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Mark Sanchez has reportedly passed his physical and will sign with the Eagles.

Sanchez arrived in Philadelphia Wednesday night. Team doctors have taken a look at his surgically-repaired right (throwing) shoulder and given it the green light, so we'd expect an official announcement shortly. Sanchez gives the Eagles an upgrade on Matt Barkley, who will now battle G.J. Kinne for third-string duties.

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Free agent Mark Sanchez is currently in Philadelphia, and will take a physical with the Eagles on Thursday.

Eagles doctors will check Sanchez's surgically repaired throwing shoulder as they look to sign him to back up Nick Foles. Philly has been considered the "favorite" to land Sanchez since late last week. The New York Daily News expects the Eagles to sign Sanchez on the spot if he clears this medical hula hoop.

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TitansInsider reports the Titans have zero interest in free agent Mark Sanchez.

The New York Daily News mentioned the Titans as a team that was expressing "real interest" in Sanchez on Monday. Tennessee has underwhelming Charlie Whitehurst currently penciled in as Jake Locker's backup. Sanchez would be a monster upgrade. It appears the Eagles remain the favorite. The Rams' interest is said to be minimal, while the Browns may also be in the mix.

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The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the Rams' interest in free agent Mark Sanchez is "tepid at best."

Coach Jeff Fisher confirmed the team's interest in Sanchez following his release from the Jets but couldn't say "how much" the Rams were interested. Per beat writer Jim Thomas, the Rams have yet to even reach out to Sanchez's camp. St. Louis' top choice for the backup job still appears to be Shaun Hill.

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According to the New York Daily News, the Giants have "expressed a level of interest" in free agent Mark Sanchez, but "it's unlikely" that Sanchez would ultimately stay in New York.

The Daily News considers the Eagles the favorites for Sanchez, with the Browns, Rams, and Titans behind them as "serious" suitors. A change of scenery -- out of the Big Apple -- would certainly seem to be in Sanchez's best interests after his Jets career crashed and burned. We're still betting Sanchez lands in Philadelphia, but the Eagles won't pull the trigger until he passes a physical.