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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Sanchez arrives in Philly to complete deal

By Rich Cimini

Former New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez moved one step closer to becoming a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, arriving Wednesday night in Philadelphia to wrap up a contract, according to a league source.

Before the deal is complete, the Eagles will examine Sanchez's surgically repaired throwing shoulder. Assuming his shoulder checks out, the two sides will move quickly toward a contract. Everything fell into place Monday, when ESPN Senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen reported that Sanchez would sign with the Eagles.

UPDATE: The Eagles have confirmed that Sanchez has signed a one-year contract.

Sanchez, who was released last Friday by the Jets, will become a backup to Eagles starter Nick Foles. Sanchez is said to be about 80 percent healthy, but he's making good progress and should be ready for late-spring practices.