Mark Sanchez to take physical with Eagles on Thursday

Former New York Jetsr starting quarterback Mark Sanchez is in Philadelphia tonight and is poised to take a physical with the Eagles on Thursday morning, according to multiple reports.

Sanchez is expected to sign with the Eagles and become their new backup quarterback behind Nick Foles after being released by the Jets last Friday. If Sanchez's surgically repaired shoulder checks out, he's expected to join the Eagles.

Sanchez was cut last Friday with a failed physical designation.

He spent last season on injured reserve, undergoing minor knee surgery and a shoulder procedure for his torn labrum.

He was due a $2 million roster bonus this week.

The Jets saved $8.3 million against the salary cap by releasing him.

Sanchez went 37-31 as a starter. As a rookie, he passed for 2,444 yards.

He went to two AFC championship games, but struggled in 2011 and 2012 and was benched.

He led the NFL with 52 turnovers during that span.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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