ORLANDO - The Eagles are interested in signing former New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, according to a league source, but their medical staff needs to evaluate him before they can reach a deal.
Sanchez missed last season with a torn labrum (cartilage) in his right shoulder suffered on Aug. 24, making a medical evaluation an important prerequisite before signing him. If healthy, Sanchez would fill the team's need for a veteran backup after Michael Vick signed with the Jets last week.
With Nick Foles entrenched as the starting quarterback, the only other quarterbacks on the roster are Matt Barkley and G.J. Kinne. Neither reserve has NFL starting experience or has proved to be a capable backup, which explains why the Eagles are interested in a veteran No. 2.