Eagles checking out Sanchez
The Eagles are checking Mark Sanchez per an NFL source, meaning the fifth overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft must prove his throwing shoulder is OK and agree to a contract. Reports are the Eagles will sign Sanchez.
The process is unlikely to be finalized tonight.
Sanchez (6-2, 225) was released by the Jets after they signed Michael Vick, formerly of the Eagles.
Sanchez was 33-29 in a starting role with the Jets, throwing 68 touchdown passes and 69 interceptions. He lost the job to rookie Geno Smith after tearing a labrum in his shoulder late in a preseason game against the Giants last August.
Nick Foles is the Eagles starter, Matt Barkley the backup. Barkley followed Sanchez at USC.
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